Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo - Dindon sauvage

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Galliformes

  • Family
    :

    Phasianidés

  • Genus
    :

    Meleagris

  • Species
    :

    gallopavo

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 76 à 125 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 2700 à 6300 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is a species of bird in the Phasianidae family.

Subspecific information 6 Subspecies

  • Meleagris gallopavo silvestris (s Canada, c and e USA)
  • Meleagris gallopavo osceola (Florida. USA.)
  • Meleagris gallopavo intermedia (n Texas to ec Mexico)
  • Meleagris gallopavo mexicana (nw and nc Mexico)
  • Meleagris gallopavo merriami (w USA)
  • Meleagris gallopavo gallopavo (s Mexico)

Foreign names

  • Dindon sauvage,
  • Guajolote Gallipavo,
  • Peru-bravo,
  • Truthuhn,
  • vadpulyka,
  • Kalkoen,
  • Tacchino selvatico,
  • Kalkon,
  • Kalkun,
  • morka divá,
  • krocan divoký,
  • Kalkun,
  • kalkkuna,
  • gall dindi comú,
  • Kalkúni,
  • indyk (zwyczajny),
  • meža tītars,
  • puran,
  • Индейка,
  • シチメンチョウ,
  • 火鸡,
  • 吐綬雞,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Forest : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Temperate, Subtropical/Tropical Dry, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation ; Grassland : Temperate ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Arable Land, Pastureland

Geographic range

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