The Ostrich (Scientific name - Struthio camelus) also known as the Common Ostrich is a large flightless bird native to Africa. These birds, which are now farmed in many parts of the world can reach a height of eight feet and weigh as much as 300 pounds, although the average is 230 pounds.
These birds have long necks and legs. The adult male has mostly black feathers with white tail and front. Young and females are mostly greyish brown in colour.
Top photo taken near Cape of Good Hope, South Africa in September 2010. Bottom photos taken at an Ostrich Ranch in Aruba in November 2010.