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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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