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Wild turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

Description:

Nesting hen within the Aldrich Marshall woods in Lincoln, RI. I stumbled across her while I was making my way down a rocky slope. I was amazed at how close I was able to get.

Habitat:

Deciduous forests, open fields

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5 Comments

Hema
Hema 9 years ago

looks a little pale. Could be sick.

TimTwohig
TimTwohig 9 years ago

Nice picture if the eggs! That looks like a much better nesting site than my photo. My guess would probably be a sick bird, especially seeing that I could get so close.

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

Still, usually, the hen finds thickets for the nest, in fear of egg eating predators.. Check this spotting in my back yard a few year back.. the weeds were about 3-4 feet tall there..
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/552...

TimTwohig
TimTwohig 9 years ago

I think it may have been nesting. The pic is from May... not sure why the date is incorrect.

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago

Wow! I wonder why its roosting on the ground?? Did it seem lame/sick?? Or was it just taking a dust bath??

TimTwohig
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TimTwohig

Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Spotted on Jan 13, 2012
Submitted on Jan 13, 2012

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