Wild Turkey – 3/18/11
Observer: Josh Simons
Observation Date: 3/18/11
Observation Time: 8:00 a.m.
Observation Location: Moose Hill area
Common Name: Wild Turkey
Scientific Name: Meleagris gallopavo
Comments: One of our largest and heaviest birds; smaller than a Trumpeter Swan; about twice the size (and four times as heavy) as a Ring-necked Pheasant. However, they can still fly. At night, groups of turkeys roost in trees.
More Information: Cornell Lab of Ornithology “All About Birds”