How do I detect a female from a male hummingbird?

Answer ThroatExamine the color of the hummingbird's throat, also known as the gorget. The ruby-throated hummingbird, North America's most common hummingbird, is famous for the deep red plumage on its thro... Read More »

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How do I tell if a hummingbird is a male or female?

AppearanceMale hummingbirds tend to have colorful, reflective plumage on their throat. This plumage is called a gorget, and is used to attract mates. Female hummingbirds lack gorgets--their throat... Read More »

How do I tell the difference between a male& female hummingbird?

Check the ThroatLook for a spot of red on the throat. In the spring, male ruby-throated hummingbirds sport a bright red band on their necks; females will have white feathers, while juvenile males s... Read More »

How do I tell a male from a female crappie?

Mating SeasonThe only time you can visually tell a male crappie apart from a female crappie--without cutting them open--is during mating season. During mating season the females stay their normal c... Read More »

How Do I Tell Male from Female Turkeys?

Size and HeightLook for the turkey's overall size and stature. Males, or toms as they are also known, are larger and taller and grow long black feathers across the breast. Look at the head. Male he... Read More »