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wild turkey Wild Turkeys forage on the ground during the day and roost in trees at night. They are most active around dawn and dusk. They nest on the ground.
Wild Turkeys are usually found in or near wooded areas and swamps. They are most common down the center of the state from Orlando to Lake Okeechobee.
The Northern Bobwhite, or Quail, is usually not found in heavily developed areas. It is a ground nester and needs the heavy cover of tall grasses, brambles, dense hedges, or brush piles. It will forage for seeds under feeders.

name area season diet/native food plants
Northern BobwhiteNCSSpSuFW-Bseeds*, acorns, fruit, insects
beautyberry, huckleberry, oak, persimmon, redbay, sunflower, swamp rose
Wild TurkeyNCSSpSuFW-Bseeds, acorns, nuts, insects, fruit
greenbrier, huckleberry, oak, sourwood
N=north  C=central  S=south
Sp=spring  Su=summer  F=fall  W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined  M=Migrant

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