Sexing Birds

Sexing Birds

These articles will help you tell the difference between mail (cocks) and female (hens) of various bird species.

Chestnuts are one of the more difficult birds to sex. There are a few guidelines though that may assist in sexing the birds:

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 2 - Five-coloured Mannikin or - Lonchura Quinticolor:

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 3 - Java Sparrow - Padda oryzivora :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 4 - Timor Dusky Sparrow - Padda fuscata :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 5 - Moluccan Munia - Lonchura molucca :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 6 - Javan Munia - Lonchura leucogastroides :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 7 - Lonchura cucullata scutata - Bronze Mannikin :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 8 - Lonchura fringilloides - Magpie Mannikin (incorrectly called the Pied Mannikin) :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 09 - Lonchura cantans - African Silverbill :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 10 - Lonchura malabarica - Indian Silverbill :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 12 - Lonchura bicolor bicolor - Black-and-white Mannikin :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - Species # 13 - Amadina fasciata - Cut-throat Finch :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - Species # 14 - Amadina erythrocephala - Red-headed Finch :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 15 - Amandava amandava - Red Avadavat (Strawberry Finch) :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 16 - Amandava subflava - Orange-breasted Waxbill :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - Species # 17 - Coccopygia melanotis - Swee Waxbill :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - species # 19 - Lonchura maja - White-headed Nun :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - Species # 20 - Lonchura punctulata - Nutmeg Mannikin (Spice finch) :

Walter Burgess: Sexing 101 - Species # 21 - Estrilda astrild - Common Waxbill :

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