Animals of the world, Wild Turkey

Animals of the world, Cartoon,imagination,writing,drawing,illustrations,The ant king and Heffanutt, The ant king and Heffanutt

vill kalkun (640x568)

  • 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