Name (Latin): Meleagris gallopavo
Males: L 46" WS 64" WT 7,400 g
Females: L 37" WS 50" WT 4,200 g
Description: large, heavy body, small hea, large legs, blackish, dark rufus feather tips
Males: familar gobbling sound
Females: "iike, iike, iike..."
Habitat: open woodlands, forest roads, open fields
Seasons in Keene: year-round
Nest and Eggs: Clutch pf 4-17 eggs
Similar Species: Ring-necked Pheasant
Distribution: Most of the United States, except for some areas surrounding the Rockies
Threats: Was extremely threatened by over-hunting, but through stocking programs in the eastern U.S. the turkey population is stable and increasing
Fun Facts: The turkey is only one of two domesticated animals that is an original native to the Americas.
Video: Wild Turkey