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  • What is the fleshy protuberance above a turkey’s beak called? (Not the wattle, which is below.)

    Posted on November 23rd, 2010 admin No comments

    First correct answer was from @arachne182:  The fleshy protuberance above a turkey’s beak is called the snood.

    Many galliformes (grouse/quail/pheasant family) have elaborate head decorations, but the snood is probably unique to the turkeys.  Both male and female turkeys have snoods and other head decorations (wattles and caruncles), but all of these decorations are larger and more colorful in the males.

    Turkeys can raise and lower the snood at will, but it serves no function other than display.

    More about turkeys:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_(bird)

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