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Eastern Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo ssp. silvestris

Observer

botanygirl

Date

July 24, 2016 10:04 AM EDT

Description

Catoctin Creek Nature Park

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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aguilita

Date

August 1, 2016

Description

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

1 August 2016
Fort Clark Springs
Brackettville, Kinney County, Texas

An entire family of Wild Turkey passed to the side of the trail with this older member of the clan poorly represented in our pic bringing up the rear. They quickly melted into the thick canopy available to them along the length of Las Moras Creek.

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Eastern Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo ssp. silvestris

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caseytunia

Date

August 26, 2016 12:23 PM EDT

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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marykeim

Date

December 20, 2014 04:54 PM EST

Description

Rock Springs Run State Reserve, Lake County, FL, December 2014. PBS show about turkeys: www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/my-life-as-a-turkey-full-episode/...

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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marykeim

Date

February 28, 2015 08:44 AM EST

Description

Charles H Bronson State Forest, Joshua Creek Tract, Orange County, FL, February 2015.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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marykeim

Date

February 28, 2015 08:40 AM EST

Description

Charles H Bronson State Forest, Joshua Creek Tract, Orange County, FL, February 2015.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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merav

Date

August 24, 2016 03:28 PM PDT

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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marknenadov

Date

August 25, 2016 12:37 PM EDT

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Rio Grande Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo ssp. intermedia

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acryptozoo

Date

May 25, 2016 07:45 PM EDT

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Merriam's Turkey Meleagris gallopavo ssp. merriami

Observer

joeswanson

Date

August 24, 2016 09:23 AM MDT

Description

Apple Valley Road near Hall Ranch. Hen with 12 poults.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

raindog2035

Date

August 22, 2016 07:18 PM PDT

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

davidelchoma

Date

August 5, 2016 07:58 PM CDT

Description

Observed 3 turkeys behind the fitness building, just off the homestead trail, at McKinney Falls State Park.

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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.
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