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Overlooked Dino Ref: a seminal classic?



Norma Bubier, Charles Paxton, Phil Bowers, & Charles Deeming 1998
"Courtship behaviour of ostriches toward humans under farming conditions
in Britain" British Poultry Science 39:477-481

http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=wtnhe15gcclef4dm

ABSTRACT

1. The courtship behaviour of adult male and female ostriches was
observed in the presence and absence of human beings. 2.
Courtship behaviours in both males and females were more
prevalent in the presence of humans. 3. Exposure to a human for
a short period did not stimulate courtship behaviour in the period
immediately after the human had withdrawn. 4. Courtship
behaviour towards humans may be important in the reproductive
success of ostriches in a farming environment. 

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Dann Pigdon                   Australian Dinosaurs:
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