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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. 

Ronald Orenstein 
1825 Shady Creek Court
Mississauga, ON
Canada L5L 3W2

On 2010-11-14, at 6:51 AM, Don Ohmes <d_ohmes@yahoo.com> 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.).