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Ostrich mating behavior

Struthio camelus


During breeding season, the legs and neck of the male ostrich turn bright pink. He displays for the female(s) prior to breeding and will fight for the right to maintain a harem. Harems of up to 7 are formed and females lay eggs in a communal nest



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Mara, Tanzania

Spotted on Dec 20, 2017
Submitted on Apr 7, 2020

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