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Wild Turkey
(Meleagris gallopavo)

    
        
Wild Turkey
Photo © USFWS 
 
Wild Turkey Information

Length: 36 - 49"

Habitat: Mature deciduous and mixed woodlands. In summer, frequents forest edges, forest clearings, and woodlands near agricultural areas. In winter, withdraws deep into the forest,
preferring areas with mast-producing trees and some coniferous trees for roosting.


Diet: Herbaceous vegetation, including buds, leaves, stems, roots, and tubers; seeds, grains, mast such as acorns and beechnuts, wild fruits and berries, insects and spiders. Sometimes, snails and small amphibians.
Wild Turkey ID TipsIdentification tips for the Wild Turkey
 
Sounds of the Wild Turkey
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Wild Turkey Breeding Map Wild Turkey Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
Additional information:
 
New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept.
Illustration of wild turkey, description, range and distribution, habits and habitat, and management info.
 
  Winter Feeder Birds     
     
   

 

 


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