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 General information about ostriches,

General information about ostriches,


Habitat of ostriches:



 * The wild ostrich bird lives in the dry and hot savannas of Africa, and can be found throughout Asia, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula, but due to the hunting operations it is exposed to on a large scale, the range in which the wild ostriches live has decreased to sub-Saharan Africa.  This is according to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, but ostriches can be found in captivity all over the world.




 Ostrich eggs and young:




 * The length of ostrich eggs is about 15 cm, and they can weigh up to 1.3 kg, and the eggs are placed in a group nest, which may contain about 60 eggs at the same time, and the males or females sit on the eggs until they hatch, and this may take about 42  Up to 46 days, and the baby ostrich is larger than any other bird, as the size of the ostrich at birth can reach the size of the chickens, and the males and females share the responsibility of caring for the young, according to the San Diego Zoo, and the male ostriches during the attack on them tempt the predator to move away from  Young, and young ostriches have almost reached the age of six months, and in 3 or 4 years, it will reach full adulthood, and the ostrich can live between 50 to 75 years.



 Ostrich physical characteristics:




 * The ostrich is considered the largest species of birds in the world, it has a long, bare neck, slimy lower legs, and muscular thighs, which carry its body, which is covered with large feathers, and the color of mature male ostrich feathers tends to be black, with a white tail, and a pink neck  Or blue, as for the color of the ostrich females, the feathers tend to be grayish-brown, and the length of the ostrich ranges from 2.7-2 meters, and its weight ranges between 113.3 and 158.7 kilograms, and the width of the ostrich's eye is 5 centimeters, and its eye is the largest among wild animals, and the ostrich is the only bird with  Two toes on each foot, which helps him when running, as he uses his longest toe, which is equipped with a 10 cm long claw to defend himself.




 Ostrich behavior and diet:




 * Contrary to popular belief, the ostrich does not bury its head in the sand, and this common belief may have arisen due to one of the defensive behaviors of some birds, when the danger approaches it, the ostrich lowers its head and body, and keeps its long neck bent on the ground in an attempt to become  It is not visible, and its feathers mix well with the sandy soil, so it appears from a distance as if it buried its heads in the sand, and usually ostriches eat plants, roots, and seeds, but it may also eat insects, lizards, or other creatures that are present in their sometimes harsh habitat  .

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