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Re: Overlooked Dino Ref: a seminal classic?



Actually, this research won the 2002 Ig Nobel biology award.

See: http://www.improb.com/ig/ig-pastwinners.html#ig2002

-= Tuck =-

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dann Pigdon" <dannj@alphalink.com.au>
To: "DML" <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2002 4:24 PM
Subject: 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 immediately after the human had withdrawn. 4.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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