Field Notes from the Montana Natural History Center   /   Order in the Roost

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Description

Once the turkeys had returned to the trees, a dance began. They leaped from branch to branch and sometimes switched trees, trying to get higher and higher—or so I thought. I began to wonder if the social hierarchy, so well-established for turkeys while on the ground, carries to the roost. Was it possible that the ideal vertical place in a tree could be the middle, high enough from land-based predators, yet far enough below flying threats from the night skies?

Subtitle
Once the turkeys had returned to the trees, a dance began. They leaped from branch to branch and sometimes switched trees, trying to get higher and higher—or so I thought. I began to wonder if the social hierarchy, so well-established for turkeys whil
Duration
248
Publishing date
2019-10-27 20:00
Link
https://www.mtpr.org/post/order-roost
Contributors
Jim Giese author  
Enclosures
FN-Wild-Turkey-Roosts-10-29-19-and-11-01-19.mp3