The turkey is a large bird in the genusMeleagris, which is native to the Americas. One species, Meleagris gallopavo (commonly known as the domestic turkey or wild turkey), is native to the forests of North America, mainly Mexico and the United States. The other living species is Meleagris ocellata or the ocellated turkey, native to the forests of the Yucatán Peninsula. Males of both turkey species have a distinctive fleshy wattle or protuberance that hangs from the top of the beak (called a snood). They are among the largest birds in their ranges. As in many galliformes, the male is larger and much more colorful than the female.
Turkeys are classed in the family of Phasianidae (pheasants, partridges, francolins, junglefowl, grouse and relatives) in the taxonomicorder of Galliformes. The genus Meleagris is the only genus in the subfamily Meleagridinae, formerly known as the family Meleagrididae, but now subsumed within the family Phasianidae.
History and naming
When Europeans first encountered turkeys in America, they incorrectly identified the birds as a type of guineafowl– i.e., as members of a group of birds which were thought to typically come from the country of Turkey. The name of the North American bird thus became "turkey fowl", which was then shortened to just "turkey". In 1550, the English navigator William Strickland, who had introduced the turkey into England, was granted a coat of arms including a "turkey-cock in his pride proper".
Ampelographers estimate that Turkey is home to between 600–1200 indigenous varieties of Vitis vinifera (the Europeangrapevine), though less than 60 of these are grown commercially. With over 1,500,000 acres (6,100km2) planted under vine, Turkey is the world's fourth-leading producer of grapes.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey's first president, established the country's first commercial winery in 1925. According to the OIV, the total wine production in 2005 was 287,000 hl. In the first half of 2009, wine consumption in Turkey reached 20,906,762 litres.
A total of 378 new historical artifacts have been unearthed since the beginning of this year in the Stratonikeia ancient city located in Turkey’s Aegean Mugla province... from the ancient period to the present are preserved as a whole.".
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Hungry customers can find a kanati and selu salad; Ani salad; roasted corn chowder; and turkey and tepary bean chili. And for lunch, guests will find fried catfish tacos; bison lettuce wraps; a four sisters hummus wrap; NDN taco sliders; bison burgers; a rose hip-brined turkey sandwich; and ancient grains bowls ... The Kawi Cafe is open from 7.30 a.m ... .
... she doesn’t only eat brown rice and seaweed, as people think she does – she actually eats normal food, just in quite a healthy way, and anyway here’s a recipe for turkey ragu. Looking at it now, it’s like peering at an ancient relic from a civilisation that no longer exists.
Located in eastern Turkey, the 7,000-year-old ancient mound of Arslantepe was added to the UNESCO list just earlier this year ... Serving as the capital of the ancient Lycian kingdom in current-day southwestern Turkey, it "illustrates the blending of Lycian traditions and Hellenic influence, especially in its funerary art," the UN agency underlines.
The president stressed that Turkey has an ancient brotherhood and friendship with the Afghan people, and it is not possible for the country to put them aside. "Having, previously, run the Kabul airport, Turkey can take similar ...
There was a place in ancient northwestern Anatolia (modern day Turkey) that was a perfect spot to build a city ... Those ancient cities in Anatolia, all built on the same spot, had various names, most of which we don’t know ... An ancient Greek poet named Homer composed an epic poem about the war that brought about the destruction of the seventh city.
Greek cruise operator Celestyal Cruises yesterday announced its new recreational tourism packages for 2022 and 2023. Cruises to Greek islands will launch on March 14, 2022, this time including the ancient city of Ephesus in Turkey in the list of weekly destinations ... Tags. Celestyal, cruise packages ... .