The Wild Turkey is the heaviest member of the Galliformes, and is one of two species of turkey (the other is the Ocellated Turkey, found in Central and South America).
They are omnivorous, foraging on the ground or climbing shrubs and small trees to feed. They prefer eating hard mast such as acorns and nuts of various trees, including hazel, chestnut, and hickory, various seeds, berries, roots and insects.
Turkey populations can reach large numbers in small areas because of their ability to forage for different types of food. Early morning and late afternoon are the desired times for eating.