Parasite communities of wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) in Colorado
Wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) are large galliform birds, are commonly hunted birds, and they are non-migratory. Wild turkeys were originally found over most of the United States. In the early 1900s they experienced widespread population declines which are thought to have been caused by overhunting and habitat loss. Due to many reintroduction efforts, the wild turkey is now found in its historical range and it has expanded its range even further. However, considering the popularity of wild turkeys as game birds, relatively few studies have addressed their parasites, and specifically the ...
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