oa Agriprobe - The fluff about ostriches : unravelling the mystery of the male courtship display - : research news

Volume 11, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



Although ostriches have been domesticated since the 1800's, little is known about their mating system. They are sexually dimorphic, with males having a black and white plumage, pink-coloured shins and bill, and females having a dull-brown plumage. In the wild they are promiscuous, with males and females mating with multiple partners.

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