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Ostrich

Struthio camelus

The ostrich is the biggest bird in the world, with a male growing up to 2.5m (9 foot) in height! The Ostrich males and females are easy to distinguish by the colour of their feathers. The male has distinctive black and white plumage, with the females grey in colour.

measurements

Measurements

Size: 2m
Weight: 100 - 150kg

habitat

Habitat

Ostriches are found throughout the savannahs of Africa. There are also some wild in southern Australia where they were introduced.

diet

Diet

They feed mainly on plant material including fruits, seeds and leaves, although they may also eat small animals.

behaviour

Breeding

A female will lay 6 - 8 eggs in a large communal nest and the male will help to incubate the eggs. These eggs weigh around 1.2kg (2.5lb)

threat

Conservation

The ostrich is not endangered in the wild and is farmed in many areas.

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