As the leaves turn and the air becomes crisper, there's no doubt that fall is upon us and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And no Thanksgiving is complete without everyone's favorite fowl. But did you ever wonder where this succulent bird got its unique name And why it has to share it with a country half way around the globe? The reason has to do with a simple case of mistaken identity. When the Spanish first found the bird and brought it back to Europe, the English mistook it for a totally different bird from Africa which they called the same name.