Big birds don’t get erections the way that it has always been thought that they do.  They use lymph fluid to get erect, not blood.  Be glad that you are not Dr. Patricia Brennan of Yale University, who, with her team, “closely examined the penis of a male ostrich and three male emus.”

Ain’t science grand?

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Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy, their son, Desmond Shearwater, and their indoor cat, B.B. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.