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Intimate Knowledge of the Ostrich Whisperer?

In this video, a person called “the Ostrich Whisperer” appears to display an intimate knowledge of how ostriches behave towards humans:

 

One can wonder many things about the Ostrich Whisperer’s knowledge.

One can wonder how it compares with the knowledge reported in the study “Courtship Behaviour of Ostriches (Struthio camelus) Towards Humans Under Farming Conditions in Britain,” Norma E. Bubier, Charles G.M. Paxton, P. Bowers, D.C. Deeming, British Poultry Science, vol. 39, no. 4, September 1998, pp. 477-481.

Knowledgable readers of this blog know that that study’s authors were awarded the 2002 Ig Nobel Prize in biology.

(By the way, there seems to be more than one person who is called “the ostrich whisperer”.)

 

 

 

 

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