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Common ostrich

Struthio camelus

Description:

The red color comes from their bath in the red dust. The ground is rich on iron oxide. Common ostriches usually weigh from 63 to 145 kilograms (139–320 lb), or as much as two adult humans.[6][8] Ostriches of the East African race (S. c. massaicus) averaged 115 kg (254 lb) in males and 100 kg (220 lb) in females, while the nominate subspecies (S. c. camelus) was found to average 111 kg (245 lb) in unsexed adults. Exceptional male ostriches (in the nominate subspecies) can weigh up to 156.8 kg (346 lb). At sexual maturity (two to four years), male common ostriches can be from 2.1 to 2.8 m (6 ft 11 in to 9 ft 2 in) in height, while female common ostriches range from 1.7 to 2.0 m (5 ft 7 in to 6 ft 7 in) tall.

Habitat:

Area with dense shrub und tree vegetation, Tsavo West NP


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Benno Ibold
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Benno Ibold

Taita Taveta, Kenya

Lat: -2.95, Long: 38.15

Spotted on Jul 26, 2017
Submitted on Sep 28, 2017

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