Sexing the Eaglets
Thursday, June 15 2006 @ 07:37 PM EDT
Contributed by: davidh
How to tell the Sexes Apart
Male vs female difference;
There is no easy way -- It is really only size -- but the smaller male does have less bulk in the beak, as in the body, and when fully grown will weigh only 6 - 8 pounds while the female goes 8 -13 pounds.
The difference is just impossible to tell unless the birds are lined up together OR you hear them -- the male has a much higher pitched voice. This is quite distinguishable on the cam. THEN -- on occasion in studies - and by watching for details -- you can pick out a different unique feather marking or nick on the bill and then you know the sex -- but you have to start with the voice. Of course you might be lucky enough to observe who lays the egg!!!!!!