Wild Turkey

(Meleagris gallopavo)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

Wild Turkey

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

SNA - Not applicable

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

Reintroduced. Locally common year-round resident.

Habitat

Deciduous and mixed woodlands, riparian woodlands.

Size

Male: 36 to 42 in length
66 wingspan

Female: 36 in length
48 wingspan

Photo by Tom Baker
   
   
   

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Taxonomy

Order:

Galliformes (megapodes, curassows, pheasants, quails, and relatives, and chicken-like birds)

 

Family:

Phasianidae (turkeys, grouse, pheasants, and partridges)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Eastern Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris)

Florida Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo osceola)

Merriam’s Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo merriami)

Gould’s Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo mexicana)

Rio Grande Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia)

South Mexican Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo gallopavo)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

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Wayne Rasmussen


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Wild turkey hens with about a dozen poults (that I saw). Most of them walked off into the woods, but several flew into the trees.

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Strutting tom and hen near the visitors' center, Fort Snelling State Park

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  Uploaded on Dec 16, 2010
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Dec 16, 2010

Photographed west of Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (16 December 2010)

 
     
  Wild Turkey (Phasianidae: Meleagris gallopavo) Flock, Preening and Feeding
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Aug 11, 2010

Photographed NE of the Rydell NWR, Minnesota (10 August 2010).

 
     
  Wild Turkeys (Phasianidae: Meleagris gallopavo)
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 30, 2011

Photographed at the Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (29 September 2011).

 
     
  Wild Turkeys, "Wild Turkey" - November 24, 2013
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Published on Nov 24, 2013

Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo), Gagnon Wildlife Habitat, Pottersville, Somerset, Massachusetts, Sunday afternoon, November 24, 2013, 12:58 PM - Canon PowerShot SX260 HS IMG_57409; 2:00 min.

Music: "Wild Turkey-UPPM" by Mike Dowling (Other, 2:00)

 
     
  Wild Turkeys (Phasianidae: Meleagris gallopavo) Foraging
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Uploaded on May 13, 2011

Photographed at the Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (13 May 2011).

 
     

 

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Wayne Rasmussen
6/25/2016

Location: Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo

Wild Turkey


Kirk Nelson
6/18/2016

Location: Wild River State Park

Wild turkey hens with about a dozen poults (that I saw).  Most of them walked off into the woods, but several flew into the trees.

Wild Turkey


Kirk Nelson
9/7/2014

Location: Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Have seen wild turkeys here for a few years now


Kirk Nelson
5/18/2014

Location: Fort Snelling State Park

Strutting tom and hen near the visitors' center, Fort Snelling State Park

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Tom Baker
5/8/2011

 

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Tom Baker
10/4/2008

 

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