BI 1110 - Turkey facts - Extra Credit

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BI 1110 - Extra Credit Name: Jay Paul Gordon TURKEY FACTS 1. Scientific name Meleagris gallopavo 2. How did it get its name? When the Spanish first found the bird in the Americas more than 400 years ago they brought it back to Europe. The English mistakenly thought it was a bird they called a "turkey" so they gave it the same name. This other bird was actually from Africa, but came to England by way of the Turkey (lots of shipping went through Turkey at the time). The name stuck even when they realized the birds weren't the same. 3. What did Benjamin Franklin want for the turkey?
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Unformatted text preview: It to be the National bird. 4. What can wild turkeys do that domesticated turkeys cannot do? Fly 5. Where do wild turkeys spend the night? In trees 6. Compare - Contrast: caruncle - wattle - snood All: turn red when upset Caruncle is on the throat, wattle is under the chin, and the snood hangs over the turkeys beak http://www.factmonster.com/spot/tgturkeyfacts.html http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/turkey.htm Due no later than Monday, 30 November, 12:30 pm (hard copy or e-mail). HAPPY THANKSGIVING!...
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