Wild Turkey

Other Names: none

Distribution: throughout forested areas of the United States and Mexico.

Description:

Size: 110-115 cm in length with a 125-140 cm wingspan, weighing 5-11 kg.

Plumage: Dusky brown overall, barred with black, with an iridescent bronze sheen. The head and neck are bare, with bluish and reddish wattles. The tail is fan-shaped, with chestnut, buff, or white tail tips. Males have spurs and a long "beard" on the breast. Females are smaller, lacking the spurs and beard of the male. The eyes are dark red and the beak is off-white.

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Wild Turkey

Wild Turkey

Bill Shape
curved
Eats
berries
cracked-corn
Regions
alabama
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
Tail Shape
fan-shaped-tail
Wing Shape
rounded-wings
Habitat
fir forest
oakpinewoodland
riparianorriverforest
Forests
Grasslands
Color
sheen
brown
Body Shape
upland-ground
Size
large
Order
turkey, grouse, chicken, quail, partridge, pheasant - order: galliformes
Conservation Status
Least Concern
Bird Species