Surgical Sexing Birds
Birds are carefully caught and masked down. Note the spectacular colours of this sun conure.
Right side down, wings upward with the left leg extended
Plucked and prepared for surgery
Lorikeets are also beautifully marked
The arthroscope is passed into the abdomen to view the single ovary in females or the double testies in male birds.
Right side down, wings upward with the left leg extended.