The Family Struthionidae – Ostriches belong to the Order – Struthioniformes and of Genus – Struthio and comprises of two living species.
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
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.