how to differentiate between male n female MP?..

I observe that many people like to keep this small bird for their beautiful song. Zosterops (Zosterops Palpebrosa) is normally called 'Mata Puteh" (white eye) in this region.
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Re: how to differentiate between male n female MP?..

Postby dance4rain » Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:42 am

birdlover_82 wrote:dance4rain..
as an experience MP keeper, is it ok to keep only single mata puteh?..@ should i find another one to encourage it to sing?..


Sorry, just saw your post today.
I think it is perfectly ok just to keep one...... but as you put it, more will sing to each other. But I find it over rated, as after some time, they know their neighbours around and not so don't really get all worked up :D
Keeping one only, I still find that they will sing (buka) especially morning and evening and anywhere in between.
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Re: how to differentiate between male n female MP?..

Postby birdlover_82 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:08 am

my puteh hardly to 'buka' like others bird as i seen in youtube..but he instantly and happily sing his sub song non stop everytime i carry him around my house which is away from his constant cage place..is it bcoz his is still young@what?..

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Re: how to differentiate between male n female MP?..

Postby beyond » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:06 am

Almost one month. My Puteh never buka or Mid tone before..

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Re: how to differentiate between male n female MP?..

Postby dance4rain » Sat Jan 22, 2011 11:50 am

Possibly female.
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Re: how to differentiate between male n female MP?..

Postby jeffreylow » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:23 pm

You can also tell the sex by the monosyllable loud call:
1)males usually have a sharper note than females but there are exceptions where some males will sound almost like a female. That is when you will come across comments like "this male has a female's voice".

2)the male's monosyllable loud call ends abruptly but that of the female is more 'rounded' towards the end of the note.
It is hard for me to explain what I meant by this because I am not so good at explaining sounds in words. Perhaps I will try to explain it in this way:
Lets take 2 chinese surnames - Chee (as in Chee Soon Juan) and Chow (as in Chow Yuen Fatt). To me, when I read them aloud, "Chee" will sound like ending abruptly whereas "Chow" is more rounded towards the end of the sound.

Hope this is of some help.

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Re: how to differentiate between male n female MP?..

Postby Brandon » Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:22 pm

jeffreylow wrote:You can also tell the sex by the monosyllable loud call:
1)males usually have a sharper note than females but there are exceptions where some males will sound almost like a female. That is when you will come across comments like "this male has a female's voice".

2)the male's monosyllable loud call ends abruptly but that of the female is more 'rounded' towards the end of the note.
It is hard for me to explain what I meant by this because I am not so good at explaining sounds in words. Perhaps I will try to explain it in this way:
Lets take 2 chinese surnames - Chee (as in Chee Soon Juan) and Chow (as in Chow Yuen Fatt). To me, when I read them aloud, "Chee" will sound like ending abruptly whereas "Chow" is more rounded towards the end of the sound.

Hope this is of some help.


Wow.....if got a male puteh that can call female sound....than when he called 1 sound male sound 1sound female sound....it would sound like Chow chee chow chee chow chee.......hahaha :lol:


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