Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Galliformes > Family: Phasianidae > Genus: Meleagris > Species: Meleagris gallopavo

Common Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Breeding habitats
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code A460


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Least Concern


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Common Turkey English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Dindon sauvage French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Guajolote Gallipavo Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Indyk Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kalkkuna Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kalkoen Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kalkon Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Krocan divoký Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Perú-bravo Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Pulyka Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Tacchino Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Truthuhn German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
No synonyms available.

Other resources

EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:03990 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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