Wild Turkey – 3/18/11

Observer: Josh Simons

Observation Date: 3/18/11

Observation Time: 8:00 a.m.

Observation Location: Moose Hill area

Common Name: Wild Turkey

Scientific Name: Meleagris gallopavo

Comments: One of our largest and heaviest birds; smaller than a Trumpeter Swan; about twice the size (and four times as heavy) as a Ring-necked Pheasant. However, they can still fly. At night, groups of turkeys roost in trees.

More Information: Cornell Lab of Ornithology “All About Birds”

Wild Turkey