Utah Bird Profile
 Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo

Name Roots: (Gr. & L. meleagris, "a Guinea-fowl" [very slight resemblance] - L. gallus, "a cock"; pavo, "a pea fowl")

In Utah: Mirriam's subsp., (M. g. mirriami):

Rio Grande subsp., (M. g. intermedia):
  Article by Robin Tuck

by Cliff Miles

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characteristic behaviors:
Nests on the ground in a scrape nest. This species is not a cowbird host. During the breeding season, this species is an omnivore: ground forager. During the non-breeding seasons this species is a herbivore: ground forager.
Habitat: Breeds in Utah in ponderosa pine and mountain shrub habitats.
How to find:  

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