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Critter Cam

The turkey family has pretty much grown up.  They like to scratch up a dusty spot to flop in.

Wild turkeys dust, sun and preen from a young age, about 2-4 days old. Dusting is usually a flock activity. A dust bath is part of a bird’s preening and plumage maintenance that keeps feathers in top condition. Turkeys will flap frantically in the dirt to spread dust over their entire body. Doing so keeps feathers from becoming greasy or matted. Sunning and preening often follow a dust bath as part of their extensive grooming regimen.

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Posted on August 19, 2017, in JeffreyW, Nature, Wild Critters. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Critter Cam.

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