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Wing length, wingspan and body length measurements of live birds at banding stations.


Aspects of wing length, wingspan and body length measurements of live birds at banding stations are reviewed, using as examples data from a banding station at Cowiebank, southeastern Queensland. The histogram of the extended length measurement is a useful tool for sexing some morphometric species, and its use at banding stations is recommended: it has good reproduceability, is relatively consistent over periods of years, and is unlikely to result in injury to the bird.

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