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How To Tell Male From Female On Eagle Cam

February 9, 2011

If you are watching the eagle cam from time to time (link is located on right side of this blog) and wonder if a male or female eagle is in view…..well, here is tip or two to tell them apart.

It’s easier to see the differences when they are together on the nest. The female is larger. She has larger rear claw (hallux talon), bigger beak (the upper mandible is deeper and her mouth extends farther under the eye). Dad looks a bit darker than mom. Mom’s head has a more rounded looking where dad’s is flatter looking. The male, this year, has a dark feather on the top of his head and also his tail is more square looking while the female has a rounder look. The males beak is slightly darker than the female.

One Comment
  1. Amy permalink
    April 12, 2011 3:55 PM

    i still dont get it

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