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adults walking through grasses
Adult Wild Turkey walking through grasses - Texas, McCook. The Wild Turkey almost became the national bird of the United States, losing the title by one congressional vote. Had the turkey won the title, it might not have ended up as the centerpiece of traditional Thanksgiving meals. Wild turkeys have been reintroduced to many parts of the United States. During winter months, they tend to roost together in flocks of 40 to 50 birds. Turkey Toms often display their tail feathers for the benefit of a nearby female.