French: Dindon ocellé German: Pfauentruthuhn Spanish: Guajolote ocelado
Gulf of Honduras
SE Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula and E Chiapas), N Guatemala (S to N Petén) and N & W Belize. In Mexico extirpated from N Yucatán, W Campeche, E Tabasco and NE Chiapas#R.
66–102 cm; one unsexed 5525 g. Male c. 30% larger than female. Smaller, but more colourful, than M. gallopavo. Male lacks beard, but both sexes have spurs, on... read more
Displaying male performs similar body movements to M. gallopavo but accompanying... read more
Little is known concerning specific habitat requirements. Most observations made near areas... read more
Food and feeding
Omnivorous, feeding on ground. Grass seeds and leaves, fruits, shoots, leaves and insects commonly taken; where available, corn is... read more
Displaying begins in mid Feb and continues until mid Apr, with males tapping, gobbling and strutting, and mating apparently peaks between... read more
Seasonal movements unknown, though females move a mean 2·4 km (up to 8 km) from mating area... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Until recently considered to be threatened, in category Insufficiently Known, but now reclassified as Near Threatened. No estimates available for... read more
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