Sexing the Eaglets

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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!!!!!!

david hancock



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Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, June 16 2006 @ 10:37 PM EDT Sexing the Eaglets
This has been a tremendous learning experience -- thanks to you and Richard and Infotech ("buffering" is now part of my active vocabulary) and everyone else but especially you, Dave! In northern Europe, where I am from originally, we do not have these magnificent birds. I am in awe. It is hardly surprising that emotions run high about the survival of the little guy.
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Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, June 22 2006 @ 07:59 PM EDT one's missing
Where did the other Eagle go?
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  • one's missing - Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, June 24 2006 @ 07:52 PM EDT
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