Endemic species: Morphometric differences between male and female of black-winged myna (Acridotheres melanopterus)

R. E. Vernia, R. Lestari, A. Abinawanto, N. Winarni, A. Sedayu, A. Bowolaksono

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Black-winged myna (Acridotheres melanopterus) is an endemic species from Indonesia, which has no difference between male and female based on their morphological characteristic. It can be a problem for the breeders to identify the sex when they have to pair the bird. The aim of this research is to identify the differences between male and female black-winged myna based on morphometric characteristic. There are weight, length, width, circumference, and the spread of the wings. The data is processed using principal component analysis (PCA) on the SPSS 20 program. The samples are 71 black-winged myna with minimum two years of age from breeding facilities in Java and Bali islands. Based on the research, morphometric characteristic that distinguishes male and female bird mostly is their wingspan and their weight. Morphometric characteristics of the female myna are smaller than the male. This result is essential for breeders to minimize the risk of pairing the same sex bird.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033071
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2019
Event4th Annual Applied Science and Engineering Conference, AASEC 2019 - Bali, Indonesia
Duration: 24 Apr 2019 → …


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