The groosling, as the people of District 11 call it, is a type of turkey. It makes its first appearance in the 74th Hunger Games, where Katniss shoots a bird she describes as a wild turkey. She plucks out all the feathers, and the outcome was meat as big as a chicken. When she makes allies with Rue, she discovers that the wild turkey was called a groosling in District 11, and that sometimes a flock comes into the orchards. If they come in, the people of District 11 catch it and have it for lunch. Katniss describes the meat as very fatty and delicious with a lot of grease, hense its resemblence to the name groosling.