wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
Artist John James Audubon (1785–1851), William Home Lizars (1788–1859)
English: Great American Cock, male, VULGO (Wild Turkey) Meleagris gallopavo
Notes John James Audubon, artist (1785-1851) William Home Lizars, engraver (1788-1859) Great American Cock, Male 1826, hand-colored engraving Bequest of Robert D. Coe John James Audubon became one of the finest artist/naturalists of the world. He earned his reputation with the large folio-sized publication, Birds of America. This print was the first image in the book, extraordinary for its detail and sense of life
Source/Photographer Whitney Gallery of Western Art
The wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is an upland ground bird native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes. It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of wild turkey.