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Wild Turkey poults (chicks)

Meleagris gallopavo

Description:

Adult wild turkeys have long reddish-yellow to grayish-green legs and a black body. Males, called toms or gobblers, have a large, featherless, reddish head, red throat, and red wattles on the throat and neck. The head has fleshy growths called caruncles. When males are excited, a fleshy flap on the bill expands, and this, the wattles and the bare skin of the head and neck all become engorged with blood, almost concealing the eyes and bill. The long fleshy object over a male's beak is called a snood. When a male turkey is excited, its head turns blue; when ready to fight, it turns red. Each foot has three toes, and males have a spur behind each of their lower legs.

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2 Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

So Cute!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Precious! I love wild turkey!

MeKay
Spotted by
MeKay

Kentucky, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2012
Submitted on Jun 8, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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