Eastern Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo silvestris

Summary 7

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...

Range 8

Central and e US.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Duane Burdick, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://www.flickr.com/photos/43436168@N00/5176309744/
  2. Stolz, Gary M., no known copyright restrictions (public domain), https://www.biolib.cz/IMG/GAL/21527.jpg
  3. Stolz, Gary M., no known copyright restrictions (public domain), https://www.biolib.cz/IMG/GAL/21533.jpg
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  8. (c) Unknown, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), http://eol.org/data_objects/25010966

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