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Actually, after a 80-year study was conducted on the proverbial ostrich, not one ostrich stuck their head in the ground. This is most likely a myth derived from animal's defense mechanisms, but is not factual. No they do not they lay their head and neck along the ground. According to 1 vs 100 they do it to look for water.
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Answer 1: yes when they sleep Answer 2: Answer #1 is a myth. Ostriches have never been documented to ever stick their heads in the sand either when sleeping or when frig…htened. How are they going to breathe if their heads are in the sand when they sleep? Let alone be able to hear any predators sneaking up on them. You can't hear very well when you have your head in the sand in comparison with having it tucked under your wing. So the answer to the original question is: they don't.
Ostriches dig into the ground with their beaks searching and finding water.
Ostriches DO NOT bury their heads in the sand. This is a myth. From a distance it may have since the Colonial era have looked like that's what they are doing, when the males o…f the species are digging and then lying down and apparently disappearing, but in fact the male is disguising his white feathers with sand and lying down to protect the eggs, which is his job. Still, it's in the vernacular now …
No, they don't. It is a myth.
The story that ostriches will stick their heads in the sand when they are frightened is a prevalent one. The idea is that the ostrich will feel perfectly safe and believe that… they are completely hidden, so much so that a person can walk up to them and pluck a feather or even capture the bird very easily. However the story is completely unfounded, as no one has ever seen the bird perform this act. When an ostrich is sights possible danger from a distance they have a habit of dropping to the ground, with their necks parallel to it, watching the suspected predator intently. It is thought that this behaviour might have been misconstrued as stick their head in the ground and gave birth to the well know story. However, when the danger gets too close, the ostrich, like most animals, will take flight and beat a hasty retreat.
None. There is a myth that an ostrich does, but it is only a myth, and seen in animated cartoons. See the Related link below.
When lying down and hiding from predators, the birds lay their heads and necks flat on the ground, making them appear as a mound of earth from a distance. Contrary to po…pular belief, Ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.
its not ostriches,they bend down to look across the horizon but never bury their head
No. This is a myth.
It means to ignore something, even when that something could be dangerous to the person in question or to those on whom he/she bears responsibility. The imagery come…s from the (erroneous) belief that ostriches bury their heads in the sand. The idea is that, with one's head under the ground not able to see or hear outside, they aren't aware of what's going on: usually at a time when they SHOULD be aware. The phrase can be used more forcefully to imply that this ignorance is intentional and that the object of the idiom is making a very poor response to a crisis.
None. There is an old myth that ostriches do, but they really don't.
no it is just a myth x
They do not put there heads in the sand
so the ostrich could have a good nice sleep.
The ostrich does not stick it's head in the sand. On the open plain, an ostrich may lay down and lay neck and head on the ground to lower its profile while resting. Otherwise,… the ostrich will stand and use the height of it's head to view as far into the distance as possible. The ostrich relies on early detection of danger and the speed of it's long legs to out run a predator.
No they do not bury their head into the ground