A turkey's tail fan consists of 18 large feathers. Juvenile males have middle tail feathers that are longer, but in full adult males, they are all the same length (generally 12 to 15 inches long).
Wild turkeys can fly for short distances at up to 55 mph.
The brightly colored growth on the head and upper neck of a turkey is called the carancle. The snood is the flap of skin that hangs over the turkey's beak. The wattle is the flap of skin under the turkey's chin.
Turkeys have great hearing , but no external ears. They have a field of vision of about 270 degrees and are able to see in color.
Male turkeys gobble. Females click.
Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey, not the Bald Eagle, the national bird of the United States.