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Popular upland birds that are found across the country include turkeys, pheasants, grouse, and quail. The term “upland” refers to where they are often found.

The basic shape of upland birds is similar to chickens. They also have short rounded wings that are good for short flights and strong legs that are good for running.

Most male upland birds have more colorful feathers than females. The female’s plain feathers help her provide camouflage cover for her nest.

Some Upland Birds

Wild Turkey
Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove
Bobwhite
Bobwhite

Some Upland Birds' Feet

Grouse foot
Wild turkey foot