The turkey, or actually the turkey, is a species of bird. Turkeys are related to pheasants. There are two species: the turkey and the peacock turkey, which is much rarer. They differ mainly in the color of their feathers. A female animal is also called a turkey.
Both species live in North America, especially in the USA. They like forests with dense undergrowth. Young birds only eat insects, and older ones almost exclusively only berries and other parts of plants. For example, in winter they dig up roots.
The turkey is one of the largest gallinaceous birds in the United States. The males can weigh over 10 kilograms. Even the Indians liked the meat, but also the feathers for clothing. The Europeans liked it too and brought turkeys to Europe.
For the US and Canada, turkey is very special. When celebrating Thanksgiving, many families eat turkey. It is also called “Turkey Day”.