IMG_9294 Male Gould's Wild Turkey

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    Male Gould's or "Mexican" Wild Turkey is marked by tail feathers tipped whitish. Since this one's wattles are small and pale, it might be a juvenile, just now maturing.
    Madera Canyon, AZ
    3-12-20

    barbara robeson, hickamorehackamore, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. prairiedog (in and out) 37 months ago | reply

      wow, love the pose and the details!

    2. Mathesont 37 months ago | reply

      Very nice shot. Rather stately for a turkey :)

    3. barbara robeson 37 months ago | reply

      Just don't try to butt in up here, big boy!

      Fancy Feathers

    4. lois manowitz 37 months ago | reply

      Wow, Barbara---this is gorgeous!!!

    5. barbara robeson 37 months ago | reply

      Hee hee. My husband John took this picture. These guys are a permanent fixture on the landscape around here. Love your "Mexican" fellow!

    6. g'pa bill 37 months ago | reply

      A couple of great turkeys!! Lois, how'd you get yours to pose like that?

    7. kdee64 37 months ago | reply

      Very nice Lois!

    8. Todd Wynia 37 months ago | reply

      Very cool! Impressive bird.

    9. davidcreebirder 37 months ago | reply

      Nice close ups again--- the BG's are the only nemeses!

    10. geno k 37 months ago | reply

      beautiful images - these birds can be extremely difficult to approach for an image

    11. Richard Shannon 1 37 months ago | reply

      Hi Lois, A truly magnificent shot of one of the most elusive creatures in nature.

    12. Cornell Lab of Ornithology 30 months ago | reply

      This photo appears on All About Birds, a free online bird guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Thank you for Birdsharing, and for helping people learn about birds.

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