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Information on Wild Turkey with Pictures

Amruta Joshi
The wild turkey is an upland ground bird native to North America.
The scientific name of this bird is Meleagris gallopavo.
Wild turkeys fly close to the ground.
Wild turkeys can be aggressive towards humans.
The wild turkey has a lifespan of 3 – 5 years.
Male turkeys are called "toms" and female turkeys are called "hens."
It feeds on seeds, nuts, fruits, insects, and small lizards.
Turkeys do not have a strong sense of smell as compared to other animals.
The wild turkey has 5000-6000 feathers covering its body.
They sleep in tree for protection from predators.
They have a very weak sense of taste which is about 9000 times less than a humans.
There are six subspecies of wild turkey.
Wild turkeys have running speed of 25 miles per hour.
A group of wild turkeys is called as flock.