hen walking in the shoulder of Hwy 401
track of left foot
12 birds at feeder
Lake Fork Canyon, Jemez Mountains, Sandoval Co., New Mexico, USA. Coordinates approximate.
Near Mt. Dora, Union Co., New Mexico, USA.
Displaying male and 3 females.
Seven female wild turkeys were seen along with one tome. These all were found in an ecotone joining a grassland with a mixed oak woodland.
The turkey is a large bird in the Meleagris genus, which is native to the Americas. One species, Meleagris gallopavo (commonly known as the Wild Turkey), is native to the forests of North America. The domestic turkey is a descendant of this species. The other living species is Meleagris ocellata or the Ocellated Turkey, native to the forests of the Yucatán Peninsula.