There are only two species of turkey in the world; however, there are numerous subspecies. The best known is the common turkey, a native game bird of North America
All are basically dark, with iridescent bronze and green plumage. Adult males have a naked, heavily bumpy head that is normally bright red in colour, but turns to white overlaid with bright blue when the birds are excited.
Each foot has three toes in front, with a shorter, rear-facing toe in back; males have a spur behind each of their lower legs.
Wild Turkeys are most commonly found in flocks and are often seen walking across open fields.
Their vocabulary consists of 28 distinct calls. Each sound has a general meaning and can be used for different situations
A male Wild Turkey generally has a tuft of feathers sticking out of his chest. A hen will sometimes have this feature too
It`s a native of oak and pine-oak woodlands from near sea level to high mountain slopes
A large proportion of Wild Turkey’s diet consists of corns, seeds, leaves, grains, and berries. Insects and other invertebrates make up the remainder of their diet.
Though they fly relatively close to the ground and only for short distances, they can reach speeds of up to 50 miles per hour