Surgical Sexing Birds

 
 
 
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Stage one

Birds are carefully caught and masked down. Note the spectacular colours of this sun conure.

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Stage two

Right side down, wings upward with the left leg extended

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Stage three

Plucked and prepared for surgery

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Stage four

Lorikeets are also beautifully marked

 
 
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Stage five

 

The arthroscope is passed into the abdomen to view the single ovary in females or the double testies in male birds.

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Stage six

Right side down, wings upward with the left leg extended.