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Nguni, Addo Elephant Park, Eastern Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 192 mm
Exposure 1/1000 s, f/5, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Strauß Dutch  Struisvogel
Italian  Struzzo comune Spanish  Avestruz


Most South African ostriches descend from captive stock, grown for the feather trade, by interbreeding  S.c. australis with S.c. camelus and  the now extinct S.c. syriacus. The only genuine wild common ostrich in s Africa, S. camelus australis, occurs in northern Namibia and the Kalahari.


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Common Ostrich
Struthio camelus
Autruche d'Afrique

Jean-Michel PAULUS