Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Aves
Order - Galliformes
Family - Phasianidae
Genus - Meleagris

Turkey

Ratings

The turkey is a large bird that is closely related to other game birds such as pheasants, chickens and quails.
Scientific Info
Scientific Name - Meleagris
Type - Bird
Diet - Omnivore
Size - 70-125cm (28-49in)
Weight - 3-11kg (6.6-24lbs)
Top Speed - 10km/h (6mph)
Life Span - 1-10 years
Lifestyle - Flock
Conservation Status - Least Concern
Appearance
Colour - Black, White, Brown, Yellow, Green, Blue, Red
Skin Type - Feathers
Favourite Food - Insects
Habitat - Forest, shrubland and grassy plains
Average Clutch Size - 8
Main Prey - Insects, Nuts, Seeds, Berries
Predators - Fox, Snake, Raccoon
Distinctive Features - Long tail feathers and red throat of the male

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