Male: (Shown) Large, plump brown and bronze bird with striking blue and red bare head. Fan tail and long, straight black beard in center of chest. Spurs on legs.
Female: Thinner and less striking than male, usually lacking beard.
Juvenile: Same as adult of the same sex.
Nest: Female builds ground nest. One brood per year.
Eggs: 10-12; buff white with dull brown markings
Incubation: 27-28 days; female incubates
Fledging: 6-10 days; female leads young to food
Migration: The Wild Turkey can be found in St. Charles County year round.
Food: Insects, seeds, and fruit.