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Long tail ID

Discussion in 'Bird Taxidermy' started by Wildthings, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    This help is being requested by a southern boy (me) who does not do many of these. I'm thinking hen on the right and juvy male on the left?? No sprigs at all
     

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  2. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Belly shot
     

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  3. Deveilhuray

    Deveilhuray New Member

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    I want to give it something to come up with something that must have something right.
     
  4. nate

    nate Active Member

    ???? ??? ????
     
  5. Jim McNamara

    Jim McNamara Well-Known Member

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    l think you have it backwards. Google it and look for Cornell Lab of Ornithology, bird identification.
     
  6. nate

    nate Active Member

    Wildthings, I'm with Jim on this one. I think the hen is on the left, but I'm not sure. Maybe a few of these sea duck hunters can chime in?
     
  7. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Come on seaduck hunters!! LOL pretty sure y'all are correct!
     
  8. HUYE

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    Both of them are hens.
     
  9. Hen on right immature Drake on left... All day long
     
  10. The one on the left is definitely a hen - the one on the right looks like it's already going into summer molt - I'd call it a hen also.
     
  11. retriever5

    retriever5 New Member

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    Not sure if this will help. If you go to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology there are some photos of Old Squaws.
    There is a photo listed as Breeding Female which resembles your duck on the right and another photo listed as Non Breeding Female which resembles your duck on the left.
    Good Luck.
     
  12. BDA

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    If you still have them, or for future reference, you can find some youtube videos on how to sex them (check for lady parts or boy parts). It's pretty easy to do and then you don't have to sort through conflicting opinions online.
     
  13. HUYE

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    Sexing them by dissection is a good suggestion. On some birds its almost a necessity.....whistling ducks ,geese,crows etc. Old squaws can be a bit confusing being that they have five discernible color phases in the hens. Juvenile drakes have definite consistent features about them, those can and do vary from bird to bird depending on life circumstances but are still there. If your not sure of what you have, sexing will definitely determine sex, and is a good skill to have as well.
     
  14. Onthewater

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    Both are hens
     
  15. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

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    Well after cleaning and prepping them both, I've determine their sexes by their "Junk" or should I say lack of "Junk" LOL

    Both are females.

    Thanks everyone for the help!!