oa Madoqua - Egg temperature and incubation behaviour of the ostrich
|Article Title||Egg temperature and incubation behaviour of the ostrich|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Percy FritzPatrick Institute, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape|
|Publication Date||Jan 1974|
|Pages||63 - 66|
|Keyword(s)||Ambient temperature, Arid country, Heat loss, Incubation rhythm, Large birds adaptations, Physiological adaptations, Protective microclimates, Solar radiation, Thermistor probe, Thermoregulatory problems and Wind|
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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