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  Ostrich

                                                                           

        Ostrich is a common name for a flightless bird, found mostly in Africa. Ostrich's are the largest and strongest of living birds, attaining a height of 8ft. tall and weighing up to 300 pounds. Ostriches are rapid runners and can attain a speed of 40 to 50 mph.

        They have long necks and small heads, with large eyes and short, broad beaks. They spread their small wings when running and have long, powerful legs used for defense. The feet only have two toes. The male Ostrich are black with white wings and tail. The female is a dull grayish brown.

        The female lay their yellow-white eggs together in a single large depression in the sand. The eggs weigh about 3lbs. each and have a volume of about 3 pt. The male sits on them at night and the female incubates then during the day.