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What do Turkeys eat?

What do Turkeys eatWild turkeys are omnivorous, foraging on the ground or climbing shrubs and small trees to feed. They prefer eating hard mast such as acorns, nuts, and various trees, including hazel, chestnut, hickory, and pinyon pine as well as various seeds, berries such as juniper and bearberry, roots and insects. Turkeys also occasionally consume amphibians and small reptiles such as lizards and snakes. Poults have been observed eating insects, berries, and seeds. Wild turkeys often feed in cow pastures. They sometimes visit backyard bird feeders to search for seed on the ground or in rare cases crop lands after harvest, to pick at the detritus left over from a threshing machine on farms. Turkeys are also known to eat a wide variety of grasses.

 

Turkeys description:

A turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris. One species, Meleagris gallopavo, commonly known as the Wild Turkey, is native to the forests of North America. The other living species is Meleagris ocellata or Ocellated Turkey, native to the forests of the Yucat√°n Peninsula. There are several extinct species dating from as far back as 23 million years ago.

The domestic turkey is a descendant of the Wild Turkey.

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