oa Madoqua - Egg temperature and incubation behaviour of the ostrich



The paper reports on aspects of the physiology and behaviour of incubation in the Ostrich Struthio camelus. Temperatures of eggs, nest and ambient, in relation to the parent birds' incubation rhythms, and provisional estimates of the cost of energy and water by the incubating bird point up functional features of the division of labour between the parents.


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