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Wild Turkey
Female Wild Turkey
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M. gallopavo
Binomial name
Meleagris gallopavo
Linnaeus, 1758

The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is the name of the more common of the two species of turkey (a large bird). They are found across much of the United States and southern Canada. Wild Turkeys are rather large, and sometimes hunted by people.

The domesticated turkey has been tamed and bred from wild turkeys, by people, to raise on farms.