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Sex determination of South Island saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus) using discriminant function analysis

TitleSex determination of South Island saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus) using discriminant function analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsTaylor, SS, Jamieson, IG
JournalNotornis
Volume54
Issue2
Pagination61-64
Type of Articlearticle
Keywordsdiscriminant function analysis, Philesturnus carunculatus, sex determination, South Island saddleback, Ulva Island
Abstract

Male and female South Is saddlebacks (Philesturnus carunculatus carunculatus) have monomorphic plumage characteristics and are not easily distinguishable. In this study, we developed discriminant functions to classify males and females using birds of known sex from Ulva I. Three discriminant functions using tarsus length, body mass, and a combination of tarsus length and body mass could classify birds with 90% accuracy.

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