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Determining sex of eastern screech-owls using discriminant function analysis

Journal of Raptor Research

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Abstract

Seven morphometric characteristics and weight of males and females of a captive colony of Eastern Screech-Owls (Otus asio) were compared. Females were significantly larger than males in weight, total length, and length of tail, wing and bill. A discriminant function analysis based on weight, wing and tail length correctly identified the sex of 88% of the 77 birds.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Determining sex of eastern screech-owls using discriminant function analysis
Series title:
Journal of Raptor Research
Volume
26
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description:
24-26
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Raptor Research
First page:
24
Last page:
26
Number of Pages:
3