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Well, to speak of the large bird belonging to the Meleagris genus, the Turkey is basically a resident of America. These birds are perhaps the largest in their whole family.
The turkey bird has a large pouch that hangs down from its beak, which is similar to a protruding skin. The male turkeys generally are the bigger versions of turkeys than their female counterparts in many of the groups.
An interesting fact, which most of us may be blissfully unaware of is that, Benjamin Franklin wanted that the Turkey should be made the national bird of the United States. Another interesting fact is that, the domesticated Turkeys that people keep at home are quite different from their wild brothers. The domesticated ones are so heavy that they can hardly fly, which is not the case of the wild Turkeys. The wild Turkeys are more light weight than the domesticated ones. At least, they do have the ability to fly around a bit. The wild Turkeys can lay upto 19 eggs at a time.