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Ostrich scrape (nest)
Ostrich scrape (nest)

An ostrich communal dump, or scrape (nest). Using its claws, the male scrapes the nest in the ground to a depth of 30–60 cm and a diameter of 3 m. The dominant female lays the first eggs in the nest. The nest will usually hold ~20 eggs for incubation.

Courtesy of Dr. Karen Hicks-Alldredge.

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