The Eastern wild turkey also known as "Tom Turkey" is the most common in the entire eastern half of the U.S. They like open areas for feeding, mating and habitat. The Eastern wild turkey uses forested areas as cover from predators and for roosting in trees at night. A varied habitat of both open and covered area is essential for its survival. Wild turkeys have excellent vision during the day but do not see as well at night. They are also very mobile. Turkeys can run at speeds up to 25 mph, and they can fly up to 55 mph. NOTE: This is a LARGE case: 38 1/4 inches long, 23 inches wide, 37 3/8 inches high.
This bird is subject to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and remains under the stewardship of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. It can be borrowed for wildlife conservation, ecology, biology, scientific, or educational purposes. There may be limits on other, non-educational uses. Please contact us if you have any questions.