Ostrich (flightless bird)

Ostrich (flightless bird)

Ostrich (flightless bird) – This photo was taken at EsselWorld Bird Park in Mumbai (Maharashtra).

Scientific Name: Struthio camelus
Found in: Dry, hot savannas and woodlands of Africa
Diet: Roots, leaves, and seeds. Occasionally insects, snakes, lizards and rodents.
Wingspan: 190-200 cms

Personality: Largest bird. Fastest on two legs. But flightless. One of the famous birds in the world, they can run over 70 km/hr, covering upto to 5 m in a single stride. When threatened they tend to hide by lying flat against the ground, or simply run away.

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