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Re: Waiting for a giant bird and dino physiology revisted




On Sun, 13 May 2001, David Marjanovic wrote:

> Ostriches sit on their eggs. The (brown) female during the day, the (black)
> male at night. Besides, they lay lots of eggs, apparently more than they can
> brood.

Actually, they have surplus nesting room.  Minor hens lay their eggs in
the nests of major hens.  The presumed benefit to the major hen is that
her chicks will find safety in numbers.