Views 477 on 2011/11/12
Location Captured: Groenland Safari’s, Tolwe, Limpopo Province, South Africa
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm DG
Focal Length: 300mm
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/400 sec – F/5.6
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
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OSTRICH – Struthio canelus (Family – Struthionidae)
Common resident. Well-known, enormous, flightless bird.
Immature is like a small, scruffy female and is usually accompanied by adults.
Male utters a lion-like roar.
Usually in pairs or groups, sometimes with many young birds present
The tail colour of adult males varies according to region, from whitish to grey or cinnamon-brown.
Wild ostriches occur in isolated pockets throughout southern-Africa, especially in the large nature reserves.
Inhabits woodland and wooded grasslands in the east and thornveld or grasslands in the north and western regions.