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Re: Science feather strength debate
Turkeys were formerly included in their own family Meleagrididae, but are now
included within the Phasianidae.
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On 2010-11-14, at 6:51 AM, Don Ohmes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 11/14/2010 12:55 AM, Tim Williams wrote:
>> As for the turkey, it's my understanding that most if not all
>> phasianids have a hallux that is sufficient to oppose the other three
>> pedal digits.
> I do not know if the American Wild Turkey is a phasianid :), but I know they
> can die on a small tree branch, capsize and hang upside down for at least a
> week... both feet securely gripping the branch postmortem (personal obs.).