sex, not gender

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Subject: sex, not gender
From: Jonny Schoenjahn <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 15:35:02 +0800
Hi Denise,

you were referring to the sex of those Accipiters, not their gender.
Cutting a sociolinguistic explanation short: as fas as ornithology is 
concerned, birds have a sex, but no gender.


Jonny Schoenjahn
Perth WA

Denise wrote on 12 January 2013:
"In the Top End size range for male Brown Goshawk is 33-42 cm while for
Collared Sparrowhawk it's 30-40 cm (both genders)."

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