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The Family StruthionidaeOstriches belong to the Order – Struthioniformes and of Genus – Struthio and comprises of two living species. However there is an African subspecies of the Common Ostrich being re-introduced as below.

The Common Ostrich - Struthio camelus 
The North African Ostrich - Struthio camelus camelus - is currently being re-introduced in Morocco
The Somali Ostrich - Struthio molybdophanes 

Native to Africa, they are the largest living birds, and are flightless but can run at great speed, with a long neck and long legs.

Order..:  Stuthioniformes 
Family.:  Struthionidae 
Genus..: Struthio

Of interest to the AWB Region there once was a Common Ostrich subspecies called 
The  Arabian ostrich - Struthio camelus syriacus 
which became extinct in the recent mid 20th century past.
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