Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)
When Wild Turkeys say "gobble, gobble!" – just what do they really mean? As ground-feeding birds, Wild Turkeys love a scattered buffet of cracked or whole corn mixed with millet, sunflower, fruits and berries.
Unlike their farm-bound cousins, Wild Turkeys roam free in open oak or mixed deciduous woodlands. As the largest game bird, they are a frequent target for hunters during breeding season. Female Wild Turkeys visit and breed with groups of courting males, whose loud "gobbling" love-song signals their location. The females go on to raise their offspring alone.
We at the Wild Bird Haven wish you and your loved ones a
safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
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