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Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Wild Turkey is a ground bird native to North America. This species doesn’t migrate and settles over winter in forests with conifer trees. It is a large, omnivorous bird foraging on nuts, seeds, berries, buds, leaves, roots and insects.

Common Names

  • Wild Turkey (en)
  • Pavo Salvaje (es)
  • Dindon Sauvage (fr)
  • Truthuhn (de)


  • Galliformes
  • Phasianidae
  • Meleagris gallopavo

Videos Behavioral Traits

Where & When to Spot

Although around all year long, my first sighting of this species occurred in Winter in Park Angrignon. They have been fed with seeds by park visitors.

How to Identify

A large bird, mostly seen foraging on the ground or sitting on a lower tree branch. Dark brown feathers, no feathers on the head, slightly blue head, and red throat.


Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Close Up head of Wild Turkey foraging seeds in Park Angrignon

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2022-03-05

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S Z TC-2.0x; Focal Length 400mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f/5.6; Iso 320;

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