Species, Date, Time and Location Information
6/25/2011 9:00:00 AM
6/25/2011 9:10:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):
Location Not Listed
Shrubbary in an office park
Swift Audubon 8.5 X 44
Description of the Bird
This is to establish the first county record for this species.
A hen and nine poults were observed feeding in and around the shrubbery at an office building. I sat in my car and watched them as they grazed in unconcerned fashion. The Wild Turkey being by far the largest gallinaceous species in North America makes the identification very straightforward. A scaly gray head with peach fuzz type feathers, a large dark eye, blond colored bill and a wattle on the chin and front of the neck. Down the neck and basically front two-thirds of the bird is a black/brown scalloped feather pattern with a greenish iridescence. Slight whitish feather edging enhance the scalloped look on the belly. The folded flight feathers were buff with black barring. The lower back and rump had more of a tawny coloring in the pattern giving way to a brown tail with black barring and a black sub terminal band and a buff terminal band. It had long, bare pinkish/flesh colored legs.
Similar Species Discussion
There were no species that I would deem similar that needed to be considered or eliminated.
No resources other than my experience with this species.
I have observed Wild Turkeys my entire life and have observed them numerous times in Colorado.
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Date Documentation Submitted
2/18/2015 11:03:00 PM
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