[gardeners] Wild Turkeys

bsk (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 15 Oct 2000 10:25:26 -0500

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Wild turkey Meleagris gallopavo

Identification Tips:
Length: 34 inches
Very large, small-headed, round-winged, long-tailed, ground-dwelling bird
Unfeathered bluish head and reddish throat
Dark breast, belly and upper back
Iridescent bronze and green wings
Barred primaries
Dark, fan-shaped tail with brown or buff band at tip
Adult male:

Larger head with wattle at throat, caruncled forehead, and projection behind the bill
More iridescent plumage
Similar species:
Too large to be confused with any other bird.

Length and wingspan from: Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B., Zim, H.S., (1966). Birds of North
America. New York: Western Publishing Company, Inc.

Here  is a photo of a successful turkey hunt!

Okie zone 7a
aka " Ranchmama "