Wild turkey (1473/2289)

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Wild turkeys were introduced to New Zealand around 1890 and are now well established in many areas of rough farmland. They often become a nuisance pest, due to the large amount of grass they can eat, and the mess left beneath regular roost sites.

Common names
wild turkey, feral turkey
Location
Waitomo, Waikato, New Zealand
Photo ID
12527