Domesticated turkeys have been bred to have white feathers. Some female turkeys have them too. Without turkeys, Big Bird would be naked. Studies have shown that female turkeys prefer mates with longer snoods, which may indicate health and good genes. So, what does a wild turkey do during the day? Biologists know of two kinds of wild turkey.
Wild Turkey Behavior
Although they are considered wild animals, they can be unbelievably fearless. Only the adult male turkey makes the gobbler, gobble sound. There are a number of possibilities on why turkeys are called turkeys. This speediness is only a trait of wild turkeys, though; the domesticated variety was bred to be hefty, not aerodynamic. Several varieties of turkeys live in America. A web search for turkey will generate a lot of information about the Republic of Turkey, an eastern European nation. When he is not "strutting" about, the tom turkey looks much like the hen, only larger.
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Subscribe Top Menu Current Issue. However, the changing seasons marks a time of transition for most turkey populations. Recommended Citation McRoberts, J. Turkeys are able to adapt to a wide variety of habitats. Imagine seeing a flock of birds as large as turkeys flying across the sky. Get the on each subspecies below:.
Six subspecies of the Wild Turkey are commonly recognized, two in the east and four in the west and Mexico. Duller than the male, lacks wattles, and often lacks a breast tuft. To become a turkey biologist, I needed at least four years of college education studying plants and animals. A large, well-known domesticated farm bird. Juvenile male turkeys, also known as jakes, will typically be a third of the size of a mature turkey, weighing an average of 15 - 20 pounds 7 — 9 kg. Groundhogs "have burrows underground they use for safety, and they hibernate in their burrows," Blumstein says. Up to what age an animal could take up to?
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