Question by  Kozmo (286)

How do I tell the sex of Kakarikis birds?


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

A small red area behind the eyes and tend to smaller than the males. Males have a small red area going around the eye and extends to the beak. Males tend to imitate speech at a very early age unlike most females. Females also tend to have thinner beaks and lighter. Males tend to have thicker beaks and are heavier.


Answer by  JEvagelou (19)

It is not easy to distinguish the gender of kakarikis: no external genital organs, same appearance. The methods are blood analysis, endoscopic investigations, molecular biological ones and UV-resonance Raman spectroscopy.


Answer by  tomelay (34)

With experience, you can tell young males from females by the size of their heads and beaks. Males are larger. DNA sexing is another option, but is considerably more expensive.


Answer by  Bibinathina (89)

We can find the sex of Kakarikis birds by taking a DNA test on the birds this is a better way to know the sex of a bird. The another simple way to find the sex of a bird is "only the female birds lay eggs" thus we can conclude the sex of a bird.


Answer by  eaglover (394)

People infamiliar with this bird will find it very difficult to distinguish male from female. Males are much heavier than female and have a their body size is larger. Males also have much wider beaks and heads. Once you become familiar with these differences they'll be wasy to sex.


Answer by  sathya (237)

The best and sure way is to have a DNA test done, if you are not sure of the sex. Or you could check with someone who has the pair. However male kakariki's are slightly larger, have a broader beak & rounded head as compared to female Kakarikis. But this is difficult too.


Answer by  Anonymous

I just baught a pair you kakarikis . a yellow pair . im just wounding how to tell the difference between the male and feemale . one has a nd darker bill than the other is this the male . the darker coloured bill is heaver the the one without

posted by Anonymous
yes the thicker beak and wider across the top is the male tiny and thin is female  add a comment
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