Wild turkeys are good fliers, but domesticated turkeys have no ability to fly. They have been bred to be heavy, and this prevents them from taking off and propelling themselves through the air.
In the air, wild turkeys are able to reach speeds of up to 55 miles per hour. They are also fast runners, while domesticated turkeys are not. The top land speed of a wild turkey is about 25 miles per hour. There are other differences between the two types of turkeys. Those in the wild are generally much quieter so that they do not reveal themselves to predators. The dark feathers of wild turkeys provide some camouflage within their environment. Domesticated turkeys are often white-feathered because feather color and skin color are connected.Learn More
Seagulls came under endangered species protection after bird populations began dropping to dangerous levels. Seagulls are migratory birds, and they nest in areas that are sometimes environmentally fragile. Seagulls are legally protected from harm in North America and parts of Europe.Full Answer >
Female fowls are known as hens. "Fowl" refers to a bird that is used for food or is hunted, such as chicken, turkey, goose or pheasant.Full Answer >
Birds have flight, down, semiplume, filoplume, bristle and down feathers. The flight feathers are further divided into tail feathers, coverts and three types of wing feathers. Some birds also have powder down feathers.Full Answer >
American robins typically place nests on horizontal branches in the lower halves of trees. Robins build nests using twigs, grass and mud; the female of the mating pair chooses the location and builds the nest.Full Answer >