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Adaptive Peak: Struthio Camelus The Ostrich. Ostrich Facts. Largest bird in the world Flightless bird Native to Africa Can reach speeds up to 45 mph for sustained periods Live to 75 years An ostrich egg is the equivalent of 2 dozen chicken eggs Can lay up to 40-100 eggs per year

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Adaptive peak struthio camelus the ostrich

Adaptive Peak:Struthio Camelus The Ostrich


Ostrich facts

Ostrich Facts

  • Largest bird in the world

  • Flightless bird

  • Native to Africa

  • Can reach speeds up to 45 mph for sustained periods

  • Live to 75 years

  • An ostrich egg is the equivalent of 2 dozen chicken eggs

    • Can lay up to 40-100 eggs per year

    • To hard boil and ostrich egg would 1.5 hours


Description

Description

  • Weigh between 150 and 300 lbs

  • The males have black feathers with white tips

  • The females are grayish brown with white tips

  • Has only two toes on each foot

    • Adaptation for running

    • The nail on the larger toe resembles a hoof


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Description

  • Feathers are soft, fluffy and great insulators

  • Have 3 stomachs


Behavior

Behavior

  • Defense Mechanisms

    • Power deadly kick

    • Speed

  • Diet

    • Plants and insects

  • Reproduction

    • Females sit on egg by day and males by night


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