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Review Papers | Veterinary Sciences | India | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015
General Behavioural Pattern in Ostrich a Key for Better Management
Dr. A. Aravinth | Dr. S. T. Selvan
Abstract: The ostrich is undoubtedly the world's largest living bird. Ostriches are flightless birds, with their great body size and reduced wing size rendering them incapable of flying. They have a long neck, long bare legs and two toes. Their strong legs allow them to run up to 70 km per hour when necessary. The ostrich has been bred for more than one century, but its behaviour has attracted little attention. (Bertram, 1992) published a list of 300 citations dealing with this species, but most of them were devoted to physiology, veterinarian aspects, husbandry and marketing, while not involving behaviour. This was described in detail only in recent decades, ?rstly by Sauer (1966) and Bertram (1992). This review article discusses more about the behaviour of ostrich in its natural environment. Understanding the behaviour of ostrich might serve as a guide for upcoming researchers and also for the benefit of better management.
Keywords: Normal, social, abnormal behaviour
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,
Pages: 672 - 674