|Male (Tom) wild turkey displaying|
Wild turkeys prefer hardwood and mixed conifer-hardwood forests with scattered openings such as pastures, fields, orchards and seasonal marshes. They can adapt to any dense plant community so long as there is cover and openings to fly out. Open, mature forests with a variety of tree species seem to be best.
- Webster's II New College Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2005, ISBN 978-0-618-39601-6, p. 1217
- Andrew F. Smith (2006). The turkey: an American story. University of Illinois Press 2006, ISBN 978-0-252-03163-2, p. 17.
- Dickson, 362; "Why a turkey is called a turkey". Npr.org. Retrieved on 2012-12-19.