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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.


Aves > Galliformes > Phasianidae

Names in different Languages

EnglishWild Turkey
FrenchDindon Sauvage
SpanishPavo Salvaje

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

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Last updated on 2023-06-20. Written and regularly updated by Karl-Heinz Müller, Dipl. Natw. ETH, Biology. With 10 years of experience in wildlife photography, Karl-Heinz shares first-hand, on-site collected observations, photos and videos from his frequent visits to parks in the Montreal area.