Wild Turkey

Male Wild Turkey in display.
Male Wild Turkey in display.

NPS Photo / Rachel Ames

Size: 37-46”
Description: Dark brown overall with a bronze-green iridescence, white barring on the wings, and white to rusty-tipped rump and tail feathers. The head and neck are bare and are red to blue to gray in color.
Migratory Status: Year-round residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live in ponderosa pine and other coniferous forests with a shrubby understory to 8,000 feet.
Diet: Forage on the ground and eat mostly plant matter, nuts and seeds.

Last updated: June 8, 2018

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