A turkey is a large poultry bird. The meat is similar to chicken in flavor.
Native to the Americas.
Spaniards introduced turkeys domesticated by Native Americans to Europe and Asia in the 1500s.
Five subspecies of wild turkey currently exist. The National Turkey Federation (NWTF) was founded in 1973, with the mission to preserve and restore wild turkey habitats.
“The History of Wild Turkeys” by Melissa Mayntz (2020) https://www.thespruce.com/wild-turkey-history-385522
The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)
“Where Did the Domestic Turkey Come From?” from The Cornell Lab (2009)