Ocellated turkeys most frequently inhabit lowland evergreen and tropical deciduous forests. Clearings are utilized during the breeding season. Birds may also be found in such varied habitats as marshland, savannah, abandoned farmland, and old growth mature rainforest.
Habitat Regions: tropical ; terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: savanna or grassland ; forest ; rainforest
- Rainforest Alliance. 2008. "Species profile - Ocellated Turkey" (On-line). Rainforest Alliance Learning Site. Accessed April 16, 2008 at http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/programs/education/teachers/curriculum/resources/documents/ocellatedturkeyprofile_001.pdf.
- Benstead, P., D. Capper. 2007. "Species factsheet: Meleagris ocellata " (On-line). BirdLife International. Accessed April 17, 2008 at http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/search/species_search.html?action=SpcHTMDetails.asp&sid=305&m=0.
- Taylor, C., H. Quigley, M. Gonzalez. 2002. "Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata)" (On-line pdf). National Wild Turkey Federation. Accessed April 18, 2008 at http://www.nwtf.org/conservation/bulletins/bulletin_06.pdf#search%3D'ocellated%20turkey'.
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