Struthionidae – Ostriches+

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The Family StruthionidaeOstriches belong to the Order – Struthioniformes and of Genus – Struthio and comprises of two living species, these are given below…

The Common Ostrich - Struthio camelus 
The Somali Ostrich - Struthio molybdophanes 

The Somali Ostrich is found as resident in the Horn of Africa Region.
The Common Ostrich is found elsewhere in Africa and has two subspecies of interest, and these are given below...

1-  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. 

2- Additionally, due to human interference, the number of Common Ostrich has declined but
there is an African subspecies of the Common Ostrich being re-introduced as noted here.
The North African Ostrich - Struthio camelus camelus - is currently being re-introduced in Morocco

Current species of Ostriches...
The Common Ostrich - Struthio camelus 
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 


Struthionidae - Ostriches+ contains the following categories...
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