Monday, November 13, 2017

Interesting facts about turkeys

BY ALLISON DOYLE

  • Turkeys do not see well at night.
Though they can not see well at night, their day time vision is way better than humans.
  • Gobbling turkeys can be heard from a mile away on a quiet day.
  • Wild turkeys can run up to 20 mph.
Turkey’s are able to run faster because they are known to be lighter birds.
  • 50% of U.S. consumers eat turkey at least once per week.
  • Only male turkeys gobble.
This is because the male turkey gobbles to attract the hens.
  • Turkey’s head and neck change colors when they are excited.
The colors range from red, blue and white.
  • There is approximately 5,500 feathers on an adult wild turkey.
Eighteen of the feathers make up the male’s distinct fan.
  • Turkey’s have great hearing but no external ears.

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