Ostrich at Auckland Zoo
Ostriches on an ostrich farm in northern Germany. Apparently they don't mind the generally cold climate.
Es el ave más grande y de mayor peso del mundo. Cuando nacen los polluelos miden entre 25 y 30 cm de altura, pesando unos 900 g. Durante el primer año de vida los polluelos crecen unos 25 cm al mes.
Struthio camelus Linnaeus, 1758, Ostrich, male, Cape Point, South Africa, 20 May 2015
A ratite is any of a diverse group of large, flightless birds of the superorder Palaeognathae. There is still some controversy regarding the systematics involved. Some sources state that Ratites are synonymous with Struthioniformes, while other sources state that Ratites are the same group, only that the order Struthioniformes contains only the Ostrich and possibly the Elephant Bird. Ratites belong to the modern bird superorder Palaeognathae which consists of ratites and tinamous (compare to Neognathae). Unlike...