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Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

Description:

I was driving down a beach road and saw these turkeys, I never see turkeys very often they are fast runners.

Habitat:

Woodlands

1 Species ID Suggestions

Osceola Turkey
Meleagris gallopavo osceola Wild Turkey


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12 Comments

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Check... in Local...

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Is it the Cuban Frogs?

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Oh? New one? Awesome!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

You have one more Florida mission established last week.

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Hi!! I missed you also!! :)
Thank You both!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Oh... Keep your duty first..!!

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

Hi pyoung great to hear from you! We missed you!

p.young713
p.young713 9 years ago

Hi, Ashish and Emma,Thank you!! I have not been photographing until today due to my heavy workload in college. I hope to have a nice Christmas break to post more. I did go out and take a few photos today, which I will post. :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Hi... Young... Hope you are active and post more spottings...

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

@ Brandon awesome facts!! pyoung is going to be happy when she reads this!

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 9 years ago

"Osceola Wild Turkey or Florida Wild Turkey (M. g. osceola) (Scott, 1890)

Found only on the Florida peninsula, they number from 80,000 to 100,000 birds. This bird is named for the famous Seminole Chief Osceola, and was first described in 1890. It is smaller and darker than the Eastern Wild Turkey. The wing feathers are very dark with smaller amounts of the white barring seen on other subspecies. Their overall body feathers are an iridescent green-purple color. They are often found in scrub patches of palmetto and occasionally near swamps, where amphibian prey is abundant."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Turkey...

What is fascinating is that this sub-species is only found in Florida, which gives them the smallest natural range of any of the wild turkey species.

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

great video pyoung!!

p.young713
Spotted by
p.young713

Florida, USA

Spotted on Oct 8, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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