AnAge entry for Meleagris gallopavo

Classification (HAGRID: 01409)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Aves (Taxon entry)
            Order: Galliformes
                Family: Phasianidae
                    Genus: Meleagris
Species
Meleagris gallopavo
Common name
Wild turkey

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
13 years (wild)
Source
ref. 1
Sample size
Medium
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

Mortality in wild populations of 50% per year is common. Generally do not live over 5 years in the wild [0437], though record longevity in the wild is 13 years [0001].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
304 days
Male sexual maturity
365 days
Incubation
28 days
Clutch size
11 (oviparous)
Clutches per year
1
Weight at hatching
47 g
Adult weight
6,050 g
Postnatal growth rate
0.023 days-1 (from logistic function)

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 176136
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 9103
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