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Strongest bird gizzard

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  • Who: turkey Meleagris gallopavo

  • What: Strongest bird gizzard

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The gizzard is the portion of a bird's stomach that grinds food into small pieces. The world's strongest recorded gizzard is that of the turkey Meleagris gallopavo. One specimen had crushed 24 walnuts in their shells within 4 hours, and had also ground surgical lancet blades into grit within 16 hours.

 

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