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Ostrich bird

Ostrich

Introduction

Height:1.8-2.7 m
Weight:114 kg
Identification:The male ostrich has soft, curling black feathers with white primaries on the wings and tail. The females are brown, and both sexes have bare necks and legs.
Habitat:Arid grassland
Diet:Herbivore: shoots, leaves, flowers, seeds
Reproduction:Nesting takes place during the dry season. The male makes scrapes in the ground. A lead female lays up to 12 eggs in the male’s nest, followed by other females who also lay eggs in the nest. The male and lead female guard and incubate all of the eggs. Ostriches can live up to 40 years.
These nomadic birds live in small groups.

Behavior:Despite common belief, ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand.
Status:No special status, most existing populations are in game parks
Interesting Facts:Ostriches are the largest bird species. They cannot fly but can run as fast as 44 mph

Geographic:Africa Date:1968-01 Subjects: Ostriches
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Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata

KEY FACTS

Name Ostrich,Struthio camelus
Origin Africa
Size 1.8-2.7 m
Clutch Size up to 12 eggs
Life span up to 40 years
Reproduction Nesting takes place during the dry season. The male makes scrapes in the ground. A lead female lays up to 12 eggs in the male’s nest, followed by other females who also lay eggs in the nest. The male and lead female guard and incubate all of the eggs. Ostriches can live up to 40 years
Colors Males, females and young ostriches have different colors. Males can be recognized by black and white color. Females and young are usually grayish, brownish and white

description of Ostrich bird

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Aves
Order – Stuthioniformes
Family – Struthionidae
Genus – Struthio
Genus Species – Struthio camelus

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