Agriocharis


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Noun1.Agriocharis - a genus of birds of the family Meleagrididae including the ocellated turkeyAgriocharis - a genus of birds of the family Meleagrididae including the ocellated turkey
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Meleagrididae, Meleagrididae - turkeys and some extinct forms
Agriocharis ocellata, ocellated turkey - wild turkey of Central America and northern South America
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The ocellated turkey (Agriocharis [=Meleagris] ocellata) and Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) are the only neotropical birds which have been domesticated; the ocellated turkey reached northern Peru with the European settlers and was bred, in part, for its feathers.