Wild Turkey

By taggart  
Wild Turkey
Meleagris gallopavo. 36-48 inches. male

The Wild Turkey is Pennsylvania's largest game bird. They are able to fly and will roost in trees as well as graze on seeds, nuts, insects and fruits in the woodlands. We often see them crossing the road--or in the woods--tho usually we hear them long before we see them.

This is NOT the turkey most people will serve for holiday dinners----but it is a distant relative-- the domestic turkey was bred from these magnificent birds!



Tags: Wild turkey Wildlife and nature PennsylvaniaUSA

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Comments


LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2019 1:57AM
A very handsome stag beautifully portrayed.

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pascalg Plus
12 37 France
23 Nov 2019 6:49AM
fascinating animal; thanks for your explanation Smile
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
23 Nov 2019 7:38AM
Super picture Jenn!
23 Nov 2019 7:54AM
It's remarkable they can actually fly. I wonder if they need a long run to get airborne Grin
23 Nov 2019 8:35AM
A beauty Jenn,
Fred.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 62 Norway
23 Nov 2019 8:49AM
A face only a mother can love...
viscostatic 14 47 7 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2019 9:12AM
A beautiful bird and an excellent image Jenn.

Phil.
23 Nov 2019 9:47AM
Excellent image
23 Nov 2019 9:51AM
Lovely image.
23 Nov 2019 9:51AM
Great detailed image, JennSmileSmileSmile
DeSilver Plus
12 14 12 England
23 Nov 2019 9:56AM
A wonderful capture and something we do not see in this country.

Remember! A Turkey is for Christmas and not for life.
Sorry about that>.


David.
Saastad Plus
1 16 5 Norway
23 Nov 2019 10:00AM
Great shot Jennifer!!!

Arne Smile
A beauty Jenn, superb photo and excellent presentation.
Carol
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2019 10:13AM
A spectacular bird and well captured
Ju
RonnieAG Plus
10 154 119 Scotland
23 Nov 2019 10:33AM
Excellent shot, filling the frame so well, Jenn: interesting information from you too.
R.
Joline Plus
14 30 56 United States
23 Nov 2019 12:44PM
They were introduced to Maine in the 70's, and they are taking over!
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2019 12:46PM
Quite spectacular Jenn.
KateGrin
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 164 16 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2019 1:06PM
A great looking Bird Jenn, so well capturedSmileSmile

Cliff
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2019 2:09PM
I can never think of them flying, they have lovely plumage, but are so ugly.! Good shot Jenn.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2019 2:36PM
I bet it will be come Thanksgiving Day Jenn.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
23 Nov 2019 5:58PM
Beautiful processing and presentation Jenn.

LorySmile
bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
23 Nov 2019 6:01PM
Great write up and capture
davyskid 3 2 Scotland
23 Nov 2019 7:24PM
Superb shot Jenn SmileSmile
Davy
23 Nov 2019 8:15PM
Stunning capture , Jennn! SmileSmileSmile

Jukka.
RSK 10 6 Canada
23 Nov 2019 9:30PM
Excellent capture & presentation Jenn,quite a striking bird,good to hear it will be around for next year too.

Ron
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
23 Nov 2019 9:42PM
This is excellent Jenn.
Joan
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2019 10:22PM
Jennn, he really is stunning!
as is your photography!
24 Nov 2019 1:46AM
We have lots of gophers here in the prairies especially in Saskatchewan and the old joke goes:
Why did the turkey cross the road ?

To show the gophers it could be done!!

Stellar framing and detail in this shot Jenn....Happy thanksgiving
Cheers Walt
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
24 Nov 2019 9:44AM
You have used your presentation skills well to portray this fine specimen at his best! Excellent work Jenn
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2019 1:07PM
Hope he survives Xmas...
Isabel GrinGrin
BarbaraR 14 514 1 England
3 Dec 2019 4:38PM
He's a beauty indeed ! So interesting to see the wild ones.
Well captured Jenn.

Smile

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