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Three groups of ostriches containing 9, 10 and 10 birds, were observed on a farm in Namibia. In each group, males occupied the alpha and beta ranks but other cocks were much lower in the ranking. One absolute alpha and one absolute omega animal was present in each of the groups, however, the...

Sambraus, H. H.
Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 1995, 112, 3, pp 234-238