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Flightless birds from around the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 15: The Common Ostrich (Struthio camelus) is the world's largest bird. It is also flightless. It is found mainly in the Southern and Northern regions of Africa and in some regions of East Africa. Their habitats are open country, savannas and semi-desert plains, restricted to large reserves and wilderness areas. They are also farmed for meat and feathers. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa.


The world’s largest bird, the ostrich is surprisingly fast for its size – it can reach speeds of 43 miles per hour (70 km per hour). Native to Africa, it is usually found in the savanna and desert lands and fully-grown adults can weigh as much as 350 lbs. (as much as 160 kg).

Fun fact: Ostriches in the northern part of Africa have pink necks and legs.

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