Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo

Order

GALLIFORMES

Family

Partridges, Grouse, Turkeys, Old World Quail (Phasianidae)

Code 4

WITU

Code 6

MELGAL

ITIS

HEAD

Wild Turkey Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Curved (up or down)
  • Eye Color: Medium brown to chestnut.
  • Head pattern: Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Bare blue and white.
  • Forehead Color: Bare blue and pink.
  • Nape Color: Bare blue and pink to red.
  • Throat Color: Red wattles
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Wild Turkey Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 94-117 cm (37-46 in)
  • Weight: 11196 g (395.07 oz)
  • Size: Very Large (32 - 72 in)
  • Color Primary: Brown, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: Dark brown, with green iridescent sheen.
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with green iridescent sheen.
  • Back Pattern: Solid, Scaled or scalloped
  • Belly Pattern: Solid, Scaled or scalloped
  • Breast Pattern: Solid, Scaled or scalloped

FLIGHT

  • Flight Pattern: Swift powerful flight for short distances with rapid wing beats and deep strokes.
  • Wingspan Range: 122-152 cm (48-60 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Fan-shaped Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Barred
  • Upper Tail: Brown and black barred with black sub terminal band.
  • Under Tail: Brown and black barred, with black sub terminal band.
  • Leg Color: Pink
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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