The Ocellated turkey (Meleagris ocellata) has body feathers which are a mixture of bronze and green iridescent colour. Tail feathers of both sexes are bluish-grey with an eye-shaped, blue-bronze spot near the end with a bright gold tip. The ocelli – eye-like spots located on the tail – for which the ocellated turkey is named, have been likened to the patterning typically found on peafowl. The males also have a fleshy blue crown covered with nodules, similar to those on the neck, behind the snood. During the breeding season this crown swells up and becomes brighter and more pronounced in its yellow-orange colour.