Today's post focuses upon the snood of the Eastern Wild Turkey.
As the bird begins to become aroused the snood begins to lengthen.
In conjunction with the lengthening of the snood the gobbler's head changes colors from being predominately red to varying shades of red, white, and blue.
I have read of research where snood length directly correlates with mating success. Studies have shown that females preferring gobblers with the longest snoods.
Fantastic shots of the turkey! Amazing to see all the colors on what we usually think of as a rather drab bird. The feather patterns are interesting too.
Great shots--but that's a face only a mother could love!
Those are quite the portraits.Nature is so fascinating.
LOVE your turkey shots!
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