Male “tom” turkeys and female “hen” turkeys both “gobble”, but typically male turkeys “gobble” while female turkeys make a sound more like “yelp”.
A video showing a hen gobbling.
FACT: Male turkeys are sometimes called “toms” or “gobblers”. This is because they are typically the ones who make a gobbling sound, but it’s a myth that they are the only ones who can gobble.
Why Do Turkeys Gobble?
Male turkeys gobble to announce their presence to females (hens) and competing males. Hens typically make a sound like “yelp” rather than one like gobble, but sometimes male turkeys yelp and hens gobble.
FACT: A turkey’s gobble can carry over a mile.
What Other Sounds Do Turkeys Make?
Adult turkeys also make a number of other noises including those that sound like “clucks”, “putts”, “purrs”, “yelps”, “cutts”, “whines”, “cackles”, and “kee-kees”.
female wild turkey gobble and display like a male when she not
With her young
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.
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