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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.

Wild turkey

Wild Turkey

Mourning dove

Mourning Dove

Bobwhite Quail


Grouse foot

Grouse Foot

Wild turkey foot

Wild Turkey Foot

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