Wild Turkeys are usually found in or near wooded areas and swamps. They are most common down the center of the state from Orlando to Lake Okeechobee.
The Northern Bobwhite, or Quail, is usually not found in heavily developed areas. It is a ground nester and needs the heavy cover of tall grasses, brambles, dense hedges, or brush piles. It will forage for seeds under feeders.
|name||area||season||diet/native food plants|
|Northern Bobwhite||NCS||SpSuFW-B||seeds*, acorns, fruit, insects|
beautyberry, huckleberry, oak, persimmon, redbay, sunflower, swamp rose
|Wild Turkey||NCS||SpSuFW-B||seeds, acorns, nuts, insects, fruit|
greenbrier, huckleberry, oak, sourwood
Sp=spring Su=summer F=fall W=winter
B=breeds in Florida during season(s) underlined M=Migrant