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Cool Strutting Hen Photo

Posted by Jim Schlender, EditorLovett Williams Jr., a longtime contributing editor and Biology columnist just sent in his Q and A column for the March issue (yes, we are already thinking spring around here!). He included a photo of a strutting hen that I thought was so cool I wanted to give everyone a sneak peek.

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Williams says that a hen briefly fanning her tail feathers while jousting with rival birds is pretty common, but a hen that is fully fanned and dragging her wing tips like a gobbler is extremely rare. During his countless hours of turkey observations over 50 years, Williams says he has seen this behavior only three times.

 

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