The turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris, which is native to the Americas.
One species ... Several other birds that are sometimes called turkeys are not
particularly closely related: the br...
Nov 4, 2010 ... Today I found out why turkeys are called turkeys. In the 16th century, when North
American turkeys were first introduced en masse to Europe, ...
Nov 24, 2015 ... Turkeys, as we know them, have fared better than their guinea fowl ...... they were
sent to Europe, the English called these birds “turkeys” as [...].
Turkeys derive their name due to confusion over their place of origin when
English-speakers first encountered the bird via trade. Turkeys are originally from
Nov 26, 2014 ... Turkey, which has no native turkeys, does not call turkey "turkey. ... The French
originally called the American bird poulet d'Inde (literally ...
The country was first. Turkey has been known as "land of the Turks" since the
1300s at least. ... Turkeys (the birds) are originally from the Americas. ... As a
fancy exported bird, Europeans called this bird "Turkey Fowl", and later the word
Nov 23, 2014 ... Domestic turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo), however, can't fly because they ...
There's a reason that male turkeys are called "gobblers" — they're ...
Nov 20, 2011 ... I found a number of interesting things about wild turkeys I didn't actually ... Adult
male turkeys are called toms and females are called hens.
Nov 28, 2013 ... Early explorers reported vast flocks of turkeys nesting in the magnolia ...
merchants, and so, soon enough, the bird just got called the turkey.
Nov 27, 2013 ... In the wild, turkeys eat a varied diet of everything from seeds, berries, ... Baby
turkeys, called poults, stay with their mothers for up to 5 months in ...