Sunday, July 29, 2007

Wild Turkey

(Meleagris galla)

To attract mates during mating season, male turkeys will perform by spreading their tail feathers, extending their wings, puffing up their bodies, and strutting in short, quick steps.
Few predators are able to catch an adult Wild Turkey. Their well developed instinct for survival, keen eyesight, and excellent hearing help to keep them out of harm's way. Hens on the nest, as well as poults during their first few weeks of life, are most vulnerable to predation.

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