National Geographic : 1951 Jun
BUU l) national teOgraplll: Duu ct A Relatives of This Wild Gobbler Journeyed to Spain in 1519 Bronze turkey is the New World's principal contribu tion to man's kept birds. Conquistadors, exploring Mexico, found captive turkeys and shipped them home. Europe falsely identified the bird with the turkey cock, a guinea fowl imported into Turkey from Africa. Kodachromes by Arthur A. Allen + About Face! Three Indian War Bonnets Flash Copper in a Texas Sunrise In spring the tom turkey would rather strut than eat. Nature sustains him with a heavy pad of reserve fat over the breast. These chummy gobblers drove other males away from their 20 hens. They are Rio Grande turkeys, one of five wild races.