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Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavode


Eastern Wild Turkeys do not generally have one specific color, but the two seen above have long black necks, and up curved backsides, with patterned feathers seen on their tails.


These turkeys thrive both in grasslands, where trees are scarce, and forested areas, where trees flourish.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

Also, you have a small typo in your scientific name...It should be: Meleagris gallopavo, not Meleagris gallopavode.

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 4 years ago

There are several subspecies of Meleagris gallopavo. I'm not sure which subspecies this is; but, it would be correct to have the ID like this:

scientific name- Meleagris gallopavo

common name - Wild Turkey (remove the "Eastern")

dane.a.hep 4 years ago

This one is probably not the Eastern.

Tiera Glasgow
Spotted by
Tiera Glasgow

Mendon, Utah, USA

Spotted on Dec 18, 2017
Submitted on Jan 3, 2018

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