Biometrics and sexing criteria of the yellow-faced honeyeater lichenostomus chrysops

Clarke, Rohan H., Schipper, C., Boulton, R., Ewen, J. and Clarke, M. 2004, Biometrics and sexing criteria of the yellow-faced honeyeater lichenostomus chrysops, Corella, vol. 27, pp. 106-108.

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Title Biometrics and sexing criteria of the yellow-faced honeyeater lichenostomus chrysops
Author(s) Clarke, Rohan H.
Schipper, C.
Boulton, R.
Ewen, J.
Clarke, M.
Journal name Corella
Volume number 27
Start page 106
End page 108
Publisher Australian Bird Study Association
Place of publication South Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 0155-0438
Summary Morphometric data on 99 adult and 13 juvenile Yellow-faced Honeyeaters Lichenostomus chrysops that were independently sexed using molecular techniques were analysed to investigate size dimorphism between the sexes. Our results support previous studies that have demonstrated Yellow-faced Honeyeaters are sexually dimorphic in size, with males being the larger sex. Discriminant analyses of morphometric data were used to develop a simple method for sexing adult Yellow-faced Honeyeaters in the hand. As five observers collected the measurements our sexing criteria are conservative and should have wide application for field ornithologists working on the species.

Language eng
Field of Research 060803 Animal Developmental and Reproductive Biology
Socio Economic Objective 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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