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    • Meleagris gallopavo
    • Meleagridis gallopavo
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    • dindon sauvage
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    • Wild Turkey
    • Turkey
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Recent observations

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What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

lostredwoodd

Date

December 18, 2014 01:30 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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Rio Grande Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia) Meleagris gallopavo ssp. intermedia

Observer

joetgen

Date

December 11, 2014 01:13 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

December 15, 2014 03:25 PM EST

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

eddiebug

Date

December 16, 2014 11:39 AM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

December 14, 2014 08:23 AM PST

Description

Despite the fence in these photos, they were wild.

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What

Eastern Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo ssp. silvestris

Observer

marvelliott

Date

December 13, 2014

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

susanelliott

Date

December 13, 2014

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

paulroose

Date

December 12, 2014

Description

About 20 seen in field.

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Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

kdm2k

Date

November 27, 2014 05:10 PM EST

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

sudachi

Date

December 30, 2006 06:40 AM JST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Guajolote norteño Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

rsoriachav

Date

December 6, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

csesc

Date

December 9, 2014

Description

A flock of 8-10 adult and juvenile turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) scattered into the woods from a side lawn as we approached a cousins house. It was 25 degrees Fahrenheit with a light snow falling and a steady breeze. If it wasn't for the truck approaching the flock would have stayed put and finished eating the longer sprigs of grass that are still visible. The house is situated on a wood line (the second photo attached) and the turkeys typically take cover in the woods and trees when approached by a predator than return to the lawn for food.

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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.