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Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

Description:

Maryland turkey. I don't know the exact type.

Habitat:

Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD

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3 Comments

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 8 years ago

If you are able to find out which subspecies, you can add it later. Until then, it is perfectly acceptable to just make it Meleagris gallopavo. Nice catch! I've seen wild turkey before but never seen the males all on display.

JackieHolmesBurns
JackieHolmesBurns 8 years ago

The bird on the right is a hen. The bird on the left is a tom or gobbler. He is strutting, a display to advertise himself as a fit mate

JackieHolmesBurns
JackieHolmesBurns 8 years ago

This would represent the Eastern subspecies of wild turkey. Nice photo!

RonaldOrosz
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RonaldOrosz

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, USA

Spotted on Aug 18, 2013
Submitted on Mar 7, 2013

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