Ocellated Turkey Meleagris ocellata


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Gonzalez, M. J.; Quigley, H. B.; Taylor, C. I. 1998. Habitat use and reproductive ecology of the Ocellated Turkey in Tikal National Park, Guatemala. Wilson Bulletin 110: 505-510.

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Martin, T. H.; Buchholz, R. 2018. Implications of male breeding-season home range movements for population monitoring and minimum reserve area of the Ocellated Turkey (Meleagris ocellata), a threatened Yucatán endemic. The Condor 120(4): 815-827.

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Further resources

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Meleagris ocellata. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2022.