Ostrich (Strauss, Struthio camelus)

I tried a lot of Strauss pictures but this is the first one, I am quite happy with!

Canon 5D with Sigma 70-200/2,8 @280mm (1,4x Converter), f=2,8 1/800s ISO 100

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The Ostrich (Struthio camelus) is a flightless bird native to Africa. It is the only living species of its family, Struthionidae, and its genus, Struthio. It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at speeds of about 65 km/h (40 mph), the top landspeed of any bird.

Ostriches are the largest living species of bird and are farmed in many areas all over the world. The scientific name for the Ostrich is from the Greek for "camel sparrow" in allusion to its long neck. [Wikipedia]

 

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Taken on April 8, 2007