Sounds of the Wild Turkey
Song: See call, below.
Call: On early spring mornings, the male gives loud gobbling calls that may be heard up to a mile away. Displaying males drag their wings on the ground and make soft, low-pitched moans. Females give yelping calls and various clucking sounds in response. The common alarm call given by females when young are threatened sounds like: put, put, put, put, put, put...
Bird songs copyright 2011 by Lang Elliott. Song descriptions adapted from the book Common Birds and Their Songs (Lang Elliott, 1998: Houghton Mifflin Company) and other material by Lang Elliott. Contact: Nature Sound Studio. Photographs copyright 2011 by Brian Small and Robert Royse. All rights reserved.