Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo
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.
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Aves > Galliformes > Phasianidae
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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.
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Number of times a species has been observed, identified, and recorded. A species is reported only once per visit to a park.
Photos of Wild Turkey
Videos of Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) - Preening and Foraging
Recorded: 2023-03-11 - Published: 2023-03-30 - Duration: [09:08]
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in Park Angrignon
Recorded: 2022-03-05 - Published: 2022-03-09 - Duration: [01:27]
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