I wish all my American friends a very happy Thanksgiving.
It is traditionell in North America to have a turkey dinner for Thanksgiving. I love these beautiful birds (in pictures and on my plate :-)).
This picture of a beautiful male Wild Turkey was taken at Radnor Lake in
Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) is native to North America.
Turkeys have 5000 to 6000 feathers.Tail feathers are of the same length in adults, different lengths in juveniles. The adult male normally weighs from 5 to 11 kg (11–24 pounds) and measures 100–125 cm (39–49 in). The adult female is typically much smaller at 2.5–5.4 kg (5.5–12 lb) and is 76 to 95 cm (30–37 in) long.
Males are polygamous, mating with as many hens as they can. Male wild turkeys display for females by puffing out their feathers, spreading out their tails and dragging their wings.
For more pictures of wildlife at Radnor Lake go to www.sperka.biz/radnor