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Wild Turkey
(Meleagris gallopavo)

    
        
Wild Turkey Information

Length: 36 - 49"
                                 
Habitat: Mature deciduous and mixed woodlands. In summer, frequents forest edges, forest clearings, and woodlands near agricultural areas. In winter, withdraws deep into the forest,

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preferring areas with mast-producing
trees and some coniferous trees for roosting.
 
Diet: Herbaceous vegetation, including buds, leaves, stems, roots, and tubers; seeds, grains, mast such as acorns and beechnuts, wild fruits and berries, insects and spiders. Sometimes, snails and small amphibians.
 
 
Wild Turkey ID TipsIdentification tips for the Wild Turkey
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Wild Turkey Breeding Map Wild Turkey Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 
Additional information:
 
New Hampshire Fish and Game Dept.
Illustration of wild turkey, description, range and distribution, habits and habitat, and management info.
 
     
   

 

 


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