The Wild Turkey is native to North America and is the heaviest member of the Galliformes family, which includes other game birds like quail, grouse and pheasant.
Adult male turkeys average 12 to 24 pounds, but can weigh as much as 30 pounds or more. Their wingspan of a male can range from 48 to 56 inches. Female turkeys are smaller than males. Despite their large size, turkeys are good fliers and can be spotted perched in trees.