Five Wild Turkeys

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    These wild turkeys were near the road on a hill so I turned around to take some nice close ups. They were apparently camera shy and ran up the hill. I do quite like this photo of them against the sky. While the bald eagle is the symbol of the US, the wild turkey was the choice of Benjamin Franklin.

    The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the diverse Galliformes. It is the same species as the domestic turkey, which was originally derived from a southern Mexican subspecies of Wild Turkey (not the related Ocellated Turkey). Although native to North America, the turkey probably got its name due to the domesticated variety being imported to Britain in ships coming from the Levant via Spain. The British at the time therefore, associated the Wild Turkey with the country Turkey and the name stuck. (Wikipedia)

    Jesús Garrido, l plater, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. evy2010 64 months ago | reply

      Nice catch, the sky is pretty too.

    2. Anvilcloud 64 months ago | reply

      Oddly enough, I have no compunction to grab a knife and fork.

    3. Diamond Brooke 64 months ago | reply

      What vivid imagery. Impeccable capture

    4. Perry McKenna 64 months ago | reply

      Great job considering they are camera shy.

    5. Jesús Garrido 64 months ago | reply

      estupenda, muy agradable de ver

    6. l plater 64 months ago | reply

      An impressive line-up!

    7. basse def 64 months ago | reply

      By the way !

      divin comedy ...
      superbe scenic instant !

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