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A turkey tribute

>From the eNature.com newsletter (http://enature.com)

In honor of the beloved turkey, a few morsels -- of information, that is.

For starters, Wild Turkeys prefer woodland habitats, especially those near 
water. Their diet consists of seeds, insects, and sometimes amphibians. Wild 
Turkeys hunt these creatures with help from their powerful eyesight and 
hearing. A turkey can see five times better than a human, and its hearing is 
eight times more sensitive than ours.

Wild Turkeys are also surprisingly fast. On the ground they can run up to 25 
miles per hour, while in the air they've been known to reach more than twice 
that speed. But they can only fly a quarter of a mile or so before having to 

Another interesting thing about Wild Turkeys is that they're capable of 
producing more than fifty different vocalizations, not just the familiar