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

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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reallifeecology

Date

February 7, 2016 02:48 PM EST

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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reallifeecology

Date

February 7, 2016 02:46 PM EST

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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tenzintseyang

Date

February 6, 2016

Description

I encounter with female wild turkey which is 76-95 cm long and difference between male and female turkey is that female turkey is lighter,smaller and don't have beard most of the time.
Male wild turkey are called " TOM"

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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direbecca

Date

February 6, 2016

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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ross2

Date

February 4, 2016 02:25 PM PST

Description

We found two of these feathers, about 9 inches long and 1 1/2 wide. The lower 1 inch is shown.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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sea-kangaroo

Date

February 3, 2016 02:07 PM NCT

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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winterwren

Date

January 25, 2016 09:11 AM CST

Description

The ruler on the edge of my book got kind of washed out in the photo, for scale the edge of the book is 7 inches.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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pinemountain

Date

January 29, 2016

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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rcurtis

Date

February 5, 2016 10:02 AM EST

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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gaudettelaura

Date

January 31, 2016

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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mlodinow

Date

August 2, 2015

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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shanepikelin

Date

February 4, 2016 04:42 PM EST

Description

Found these in highpark. Are they turkeys??

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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.