BIOMETRICS AND SEXING CRITERIA OF THE YELLOW-FACED HONEYEATER Lichenostomus chrysops
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|| C. Schipper, J. G. Ewen, M. F. Clarke, R. H. Clarke, R. L. Boulton
Morphometric data on 99 adult and 13 juvenile Yellow-faced Honeyeaters Lichenostomus chrysops
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 sexu ally 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 Honeye aters 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.
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