Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Curious about Turkeys?

Shared these fun turkey vocabulary words with my kiddos!  Even quizzed the turkey hunter in the family and he didn't know all of them.

Caruncle - brightly colored growths on the throat region. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.

Gizzard - a part of a bird's stomach that contains tiny stones. It helps them grind up food for digestion.

Hen - a female turkey.

Poult - a baby turkey. A chick.

Snood - the flap of skin that hangs over the turkey's beak. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.

Tom - a male turkey. Also known as a gobbler.

Wattle - the flap of skin under the turkey's chin. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship.


Scientific genus and species: Meleagris gallopavo


Info. Source: http://www.kidzone.ws/animals/turkey.htm


Photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_turkey

Pretty cool, huh?

More fun resources:
Enchanted learning
turkey printout 



National Geographic
Hear a wild turkey here!
Gobble, gobble.........


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Jen






1 comment:

SugarMomma said...

The Gobbler... hahaha! Cute :)
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