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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Aves > Galliformes > Phasianidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishWild Turkey
FrenchDindon Sauvage
SpanishPavo Salvaje


Wild Turkey is a ground bird native to North America. This species doesn’t migrate and settles over winter in forests with conifer trees. It is a large, omnivorous bird foraging on nuts, seeds, berries, buds, leaves, roots and insects.

How to Identify

A large bird, mostly seen foraging on the ground or sitting on a lower tree branch. Dark brown feathers, no feathers on the head, slightly blue head, and red throat.

Where When to Spot

Although around all year long, my first sighting of this species occurred in Winter in Park Angrignon. They have been fed with seeds by park visitors.




2023-03-11Parc Nature Pointe aux Prairies
2022-03-05Parc Angrignon