Wild Turkey

Meleagris gallopavo
Wild Turkey specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Formerly a common resident, now very rare in the vicinity of Washington. Occurs mostly in extensively forested areas in the mountains to the west. Males are larger and darker than females.

Specimen Information

This is the information for the male, on the left.
Date: 11/30/1858
Collected By: C Drexler
Locality: Washington DC
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 12683
In the exhibit, the female is the bird on the right; only her head shows in the image above.
Date:  12/30/1858
Collected By:  McSain/C Drexler
Locality:  Rockville, MD
Sex:  Female
Catalog ID:  12684