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L Lezana, R Miranda, F Campos and SJ Peris (2000)

Sex differentiation in the spotless starling (Sturnus unicolor, Temminck 1820)

BELGIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 130(2):139-142.

Five biometric variables (weight, and beak, tarsus, wing and middle-toe lengths) and the shape of throat feathers were analysed in spotless starlings (Sturnus unicolor) from Northern Spain. Sexes were correctly differentiated in 97.4\% of the adults and 84.7\% of the juveniles using a combination of wing and middle-toe lengths. All the adult birds and 88.3\% of the juveniles were correctly sexed using only the shape of the throat feathers.

spotless starling; Sturnus unicolor; biometry; sex differentiation
BJZ

ISSN 2295-0451 (online version)
ISSN 0777-6279 (printed version)
impact factor 2015: 0,87.

Editor-in-Chief:
Prof. Dr. Isa Schön
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Vautierstraat 29
1000 Brussels, Belgium

 



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