MapWild Turkey RangeAudio Fast Facts Type:BirdDiet:OmnivoreAverage life span in the wild:3 to 4 yearsSize:Body, 3.6 to 3.8 ft (1.1 to 1.2 m); wingspan, 4.1 to 4.8 ft (1.3 to 1.4 m)Weight:5.5 to 18.8 lbs (2.5 to 10.8 kg)Group name:FlockSize relative to a 6-ft (2-m) man: The turkey was Benjamin Franklin's choice for the United States's national bird. The noble fowl was a favored food of Native Americans.
When Europeans arrived, they made it one of only two domestic birds native to the Americas—the Muscovy duck shares the distinction. Yet by the early 20th century, wild turkeys no longer roamed over much of their traditional range. They had been wiped out by hunting and the disappearance of their favored woodland habitat. Wild turkeys typically forage on forest floors, but can also be found in grasslands and swamps.
They feed on nuts, seeds, fruits, insects, and salamanders. Wild turkey reintroduction programs began in the 1940s, and the birds were relocated to areas where populations had been decimated but woodlands were recovering. Such efforts worked so well that wild turkeys now live in areas where they may not have occurred when Europeans first reached the Americas. Today, flocks are also found in Hawaii, Europe, and New Zealand.
Only male turkeys display the ruffled feathers, fanlike tail, bare head, and bright beard commonly associated with these birds. They also gobble with a distinctive sound that can be heard a mile (a kilometer and a half) away. Females lay 4 to 17 eggs, and feed their chicks after they hatch—but only for a few days. Young turkeys quickly learn to fend for themselves as part of mother/child flocks that can include dozens of animals.
Males take no role in the care of young turkeys. Domestic turkeys have white-tipped tails because they are the descendants of a Mexican subspecies that was taken to Europe for domestication in the early 16th century. The feature distinguishes them from most modern wild turkeys, though captive diet, lifestyle, and breeding have caused other physical discrepancies and can jump 7ftSee Also: Mount Pleasant Animal Clinic
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Out of a jungle of rain-washed pines and junipers spearing the new blueness from the Florida sky, ran a small, tawny-haired boy. His bare toes, extending from his overalled legs, crackled from the fallen palmettos. He leaped into your air, flinging his arms towards a flock of white doves circling previously mentioned him.
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tentA tent is a temporary shelter made of fabric. tepeeA tepee is a house made by some Native Americans. ternTerns are birds that are sometimes called "sea swallows." terrierTerriers are dogs that were originally bred to drive small animals from their burrows. testA test determines if you have learned something or not. tetrahedronA tetrahedron is a pyramid formed by four triangles. TexasTexas is a very large state in the south central United States of America.
Its capital is Austin. Thanksgiving DayThanksgiving Day is a holiday during which people give thanks. In the USA it is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The first Thanksgiving in the USA was a feast in 1620 shared by the Pilgrims (who had recently settled Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts) and the Wampanoag Indians, who shared their food. In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October.
thermometerA thermometer is used for telling what the temperature is. ThescelosaurusThescelosaurus was a plant-eating dinosaur whose four-chambered, fossilized heart has been found. thinThe opposite of thin is fat. thinkYou can think of amazing things. thirdThe third person or item comes after the first and second. 13*************thirteenThirteen is the number after twelve (12) and before fourteen (14).
Thirteen ColoniesThere were thirteen (13) British colonies in eastern North America in the 1700's. They revolted against British rule and eventually became the United States of America. 30******************************thirtyThirty is the number after twenty-nine (29) and before thirty-one (31). 1,000thousandOne thousand is a whole number that is equal to 100 times 10. threadThread is used to sew things and to make fabric.
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The thumb is next to the pointing finger. All apes (like gorillas and chimps) have thumbs. thunderstormA thunderstorm is a an electrical storm with lightning (flashes of bright light), which creates thunder (very loud sounds). tic-tac-toeTic-tac-toe is a game for two players. The winner has to get three marks in a row. tickleTickling someone can make them laugh. tieA tie is a narrow band of fabric tied around the neck.
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time zoneThe Earth is divided into 24 time zones so that everyone in the world can be on roughly similar schedules (like having noon when the sun is highest in the sky). tinyWhen someone or something is tiny, it is very small. tinierThe boy in the middle is tinier than the boy on the right. tiniestThe boy on the left is the tiniest of the three. tireA tire is an air-filled covering for a wheel. Cars, bicycles, and many other vehicles use tires.
toadToads are amphibians with poison glands and usually warty skin. toadstoolA toadstool is a poisonous mushroom. toasterA toaster is a machine that heats up slices of bread, making toast. todayToday is the day it is right now. toddlerToddlers are young children. toeWe have five toes on each foot. toenailToenails grow at the ends of your toes. togetherWhen people or things are together, they are in the same area.
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T. rexT. rex is short for Tyrannosaurus rex. Tyrannosaurus rex was a huge, meat-eating dinosaur that had short arms and two-fingered hands. triangleA triangle is a geometric figure that has three sides. triangleA triangle is a musical instrument that has a triangular shape. Triassic periodDinosaurs and mammals first appeared during the Triassic period, which lasted from 248 million to 208 million years ago.
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tuataraThe tuatara is an unusual reptile from islands off New Zealand. tubA tub is a large container. Tub is also another word for bathtub. tubaThe tuba is a large, brass, musical instrument. tubeA tube is a hollow cylinder through which things can move. tubeSome pastes and gels (like toothpaste) come in tubes. Tubman, HarrietHarriet Tubman (1820 - 1913) was an escaped slave who devoted her life to fighting slavery and championing the rights of women.
She helped hundreds of other slaves flee to the north to freedom via the Underground Railroad. tugboatA tugboat is a sturdy boat that guides large boats in and out of harbors. tulipThe tulip is a cup-shaped flower. tunaThe tuna is a very large, bony fish that lives in the ocean. People eat a lot of tuna. tundraA tundra is a cold, treeless area; it is the coldest biome. turkeyTurkeys are large birds that nest on the ground.
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twistWhen you twist you pivot your body. twisterTwister is another name for a tornado, a rapidly spinning air that is very dangerous. twoWe have two eyes, two ears, two arms, and two legs. typewriterThe typewriter is a machine that makes letters and numbers on paper when a person hits the keys. Tyrannosaurus rexTyrannosaurus rex was a huge, meat-eating dinosaur that had had short arms and two-fingered hands.
It is also called T. rex.