Courtship behaviour of ostriches (Struthio camelus) towards humans under farming conditions in Britain

Bubier, N. E. and Paxton, C. G. M. and Bowers, P. and Deeming, D. C. (1998) Courtship behaviour of ostriches (Struthio camelus) towards humans under farming conditions in Britain. British Poultry Science, 39 (4). pp. 477-481. ISSN 0007-1668

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00071669888629

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to a human for a short period did not stimulate courtship behaviour in the period immediately after the human had withdrawn. 4.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 environmen

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Ostrich, igNobel
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D423 Poultry keeping
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D421 Livestock Husbandry
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D328 Animal Welfare
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D400 Agriculture
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:7024
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:06 Dec 2012 09:40
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