Only the adult male makes the gobble, gobble call. The adult male is called the tom turkey while the female turkeys are called a hen. They make a gentle clucking or clicking sound. The chicks are called poults.
The wild turkey has excellent visions. They can see in a field of vision up to 270 degrees. That's why it's hard for hunters to sneak upon one. Turkeys don't have external ears. They can also see in color but they do have a poor sense of smell.
When we have an image of the turkey in our heads, we usually see a bird that is puffed out and struting the woods or some barnyard. That's not the turkey's usual stance. It doesn't last long and it's a mating strut to attract the hens. Normall the male turkey looks as simple as the female turkey.
*****************************************************"Now I'll fix it in a different way then let you see how it looks," said the Turkey. So he gave the string another pull and again walked around. "O, that looks very nice," said the Turtle. But the Turkey kept on walking, and when the Turtle called out to him to bring back the scalp, the Turkey only walked faster and then ran away. Then the Turtle got out his bow and by his magic shot a number of cane splints into the Turkey's leg to cripple him so that he could not run. This is why the Turkey have that many small bones in the their leg. The Turtle never caught the Turkey, who still today wears the scalp from his neck
Why The Turkey Gobbles
The Grouse had a fine voice and a good halloo in the ballplay. All the animals and birds used to play ball in those days. The Turkey didn't have a good voice, he asked the Grouse if he would teach him how to have a fine voice. The Grouse agreed to teach him, but the Turkey had to pay for the lessons, and the Turkey promised to give him some feathers to make himself a collar. That is how the Grouse got his collar of turkey feathers. The Turkey learned very fast. The one day the Grouse asked the Turkey to try his voice. "Now," said the Grouse, "I'll stand on this hollow log, then when I give the signal by tapping on it, you must halloo as loudly as you can." So he got upon the log ready to tap on it, as a Grouse does, but when he gave the signal the Turkey was so eager and excited that he could not raise his voice for a shout, but only gobble. Now ever since then he gobbles whenever he hears a noise.