White Turkey

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White Turkey

Postby wsumner » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:48 am

Took this picture in downtown Falmouth. This is the first one that I have ever seen. I know what it is. Does anyone else?
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Re: White Turkey

Postby Sshorearcher » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:27 am

Looks like a "smoky gray" phase wild turkey....not very common at all, but have heard of several reports of these from across MA in the past few years. They tend not to survive too long, but some, particularly in more developed areas survive and are reported because they are highly visible.

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Re: White Turkey

Postby Sshorearcher » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:29 am

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Re: White Turkey

Postby wsumner » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:46 pm

You are correct. It is a smoky gray. Really neat bird to see.
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Re: White Turkey

Postby MIKE J. » Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:58 pm

Nice! thanks for sharing. South Carver had 2 leucistic birds 2 years ago. Havn't seen them lately.
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Re: White Turkey

Postby Joser06 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 5:12 pm

That is a great looking bird. I had never heard of that color phase before.
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