The "Merriam's" Turkey is a newly introduced species in the Silver Ridge Peaks reserve located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is also found in the brand new coastal map of Te Awaroa. It is a class 1 animal. It was the first species of Turkey released in-game. The Rio Grande Turkey is the second.

Description[edit | edit source]

A turkey is a large bird in the genus Meleagris. One species, Meleagris gallopavo, commonly known as the Wild Turkey, is native to the forests of North America. The other living species is Meleagris ocellata or Ocellated Turkey, native to the forests of the Yucatán Peninsula. There are several extinct species dating from as far back as 23 mya onwards to as recent as 10,000 years ago. The domestic turkey is a descendant of the Wild Turkey and features prominently in the menu of the U.S. and Canadian holidays of Thanksgiving and that of Christmas in many countries. Turkeys are classed in the taxonomic order of Galliformes. Within this order they are relatives of the family/subfamily Tetraonidae (grouse). Male turkeys have a distinctive fleshy wattle that hangs from the underside of the beak, and a fleshy protuberance that hangs from the top of its beak called a snood. With wingspans of 1.5–1.8 metres (4.9–5.9 ft), the turkeys are by far the largest birds in the open forests in which they live. As with many galliform species, the female (hen) is smaller and is much less colorful than the male (tom,gobbler or jake


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Features[edit | edit source]

Behaviour Wary, Shy
Habitat Forest and Grasslands
Senses Strong movement vision, Weak sense of smell
Social Highly social and tend to gather when near each other
Active Daytime
Recommended Equipment Class 1 Ammo, Turkey Decoys , Turkey Callers
Species Meleagris Gallopavo
Difficulty 1 (Trivial) - 3 (Very Easy)

Need Zone Times[edit | edit source]

  • Silver Ridge Peaks

    Times Activity
    00:00 - 05:30 Resting
    05:00 - 15:30 Feeding
    15:00 - 16:30 Drinking
    16:00 - 21:30 Feeding
    21:00 - 00:30 Resting
  • Te Awaroa

    Times Activity
    00:00 - 06:30 Resting
    06:00 - 09:30 Feeding
    09:00 - 13:00 Feeding
    13:00 - 17:00 Resting
    16:30 - 20:30 Feeding
    20:00 - 23:30 Feeding
    23:00 - 00:00 Resting
  • Integrity[edit | edit source]

    There are 11 ammunition that gives full integrity on the Turkey.

    • 1 Rifle Ammo
    • 3 Shotgun ammo
    • 5 Handgun ammo
    • 2 Archery ammo 

    Plumage variants[edit | edit source]

    While the plumage types Albino, Light Brown, Leucistic and Melanistic are rare and difficult to find, Grey is a relatively common variant.

    Trivia[edit | edit source]

    • The Turkey will become the fifth bird species to be huntable in game after the Canada Goose, Mallard, Cinnamon Teal and Harlequin Duck.
    • It is called "Dinde" or "Dindon Sauvage" in french.

    Infographic[edit | edit source]

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