Turkey-pheasant cross, 18th century

Turkey-pheasant cross, 18th century

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Caption: Turkey-pheasant cross. 18th-century journal page illustrating a bird that was claimed to be a cross-breed between a turkey and pheasant. The specimen was from Bedfordshire, England. This page is from volume 51 (1759-60) of the journal 'Philosophical Transactions', published by the Royal Society of London.

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