Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

Meleagris gallopavo photo © by Michael Plagens taken at Greenbelt National Park, Maryland. June 2010

A male displaying in Madera Canyon, Sta. Rita Mts., Arizona. 20 May 2012.

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It's huge. It's Noisy. It's smart. Finding Wild Turkey in Arizona's sycamore woodlands reminds us that the wild version of our domesticated farm animal is worthy of admiration and awe! Omnivorous, wild turkey feed on seeds, nuts, insects and plants.

Phasianidae -- Pheasant Family

More Information:

Arizona Naturalist
Sycamore Canyons
The Fauna of Arizona's Sycamore Canyons


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