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Recent observations

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

cookalexa_112

Date

January 3, 2015

Description

I have been seeing this turkey in the parking lot of the fitness center in Haywood County for several months now. The only time I could get a good picture of him was when I saw him for the first time in early January of this year. I still see him trotting around the parking lots when I go to the gym in the mornings. He seems to enjoy the calm and mostly empty parking lot.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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tom79848

Date

July 4, 2015 12:27 AM CDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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toddtracks

Date

July 3, 2015 03:11 PM EDT

Description

Startled a hen (who then startled me with her quick retreat) and group of about 6 chicks.

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo ssp. silvestris

Observer

leemiranda_112

Date

July 3, 2015

Description

It's a family of Turkey.

Photos / Sounds

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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suzswe9

Date

July 2, 2015 05:41 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Date

July 1, 2015 03:01 PM PDT

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

kaitlin

Date

June 23, 2015

Description

Note chick in foreground, so they are breeding in this region.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

jmaughn

Date

June 30, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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billmiky

Date

November 21, 2009

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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smarr

Date

June 28, 2015 07:22 AM PDT

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What

Eastern Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo ssp. silvestris

Observer

botany08

Date

July 17, 2014

Description

Observed in a somewhat dense woodland lot on a steep slope within the City limits of Pittsburgh, PA. There were about a dozen adults with young chicks.
Pittsburgh is a wild town.

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Observer

susanelliott

Date

June 26, 2015
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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.