VIDEO- Sexing Snowy Owl Chicks
September 14, 2022
This video shares information about how researchers at the Owl Research Institute (ORI) determine the sex of Snowy Owl chicks by looking at wing feathers. This method was developed by ORI biologists and published in 2011. The photographs and video footage feature the 6 chicks from the single Snowy Owl nest we found in our study area in 2022.
Video footage by Solai Le Fay and Chloe Hernandez, ORI's 2022 Field Technicians.
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Wing images by C. Emery, from the book 'The Snowy Owl Scientist' by Mark Wilson.
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