What is the maximum speed at which a wild turkey can fly?
– 20 mph
– 55 mph
– 33 mph
– 15 mph
Wild turkeys are not only fast when running on the ground, with a maximum speed of 25 mph in short bursts, they can fly for short distances at an impressive speed of 55 mph. A wild turkey can stand up to four-feet tall. It has a large, bulky body with iridescent, bronze-colored feathers. A male turkey, called a tom, has a reddish-blue head and a tuft of a hair-like “beard” protruding from its breast Source: MassAudubon.org
Extra Trivia: Wild Turkey is a brand of Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey distilled and bottled by the Wild Turkey Distilling Co, a division of Campari Group. The distillery is located near Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, United States.