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    • Meleagris gallopavo
    • Meleagridis gallopavo
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

jdr

Date

October 17, 2014

Place

Linda Lane (Google, OSM)

Description

Observed (7) walking and feeding across front yard. Possibly two male, beards.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

wildlifexpert990

Date

October 5, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

keimwj

Date

October 14, 2014 11:47 AM EDT

Description

14 Oct 2014.
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, Montgomery Co, PA.
Attracted to bird feeders.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

tim_hopley

Date

September 29, 2014

Description

Wild turkey on the road.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

tim_hopley

Date

September 4, 2014

Description

Why did the turkey's cross the road???

Photos / Sounds

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

nzwide

Date

August 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

aglen

Date

June 8, 2014 10:25 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

land_and_sea

Date

June 5, 2014

Place

Tiroa (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

aglen

Date

April 2, 2014 10:44 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

suemcgaw

Date

March 31, 2014

Description

domesticated turkey descended from the wild turkey

Photos / Sounds

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

gus320

Date

February 20, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

bbi2

Date

November 15, 2013 02:42 PM NZDT

Description

I saw a big bird along roadside, I couldn't tell what is, but it was a wild turkey.. It has red-pinky things hanging its throat(I don't know what it call) and it's someone's pet, back into the property.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes. It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of Wild Turkey (not the related Ocellated Turkey). Although native to North America, the turkey probably got its name due to the domesticated variety being imported to Britain in ships coming from the Levant via Spain. The British at...

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.