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Ngorongoro Conservation Area


Make Nikon D300
Lens Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G   at 218 mm
Exposure 1/320, f/11.0, ISO 320 
Image size 800 x 533 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Struthioniformes   Family  Struthionidae

Deutsch  Strauß Dutch  Struisvogel
Italian  Struzzo comune Spanish  Avestruz


Although photographed in Tanzania where the race Struthio camelus massaicus is widespread, this Common Ostrich has the small white collar at the base of neck, which is a characteristic of the northern nominate, Struthio camelus camelus.

Stevenson T, Fanshawe J: Birds of East Africa. Helm Field Guides, Christopher Helm, London, 2002


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Common Ostrich male
Struthio camelus
Autruche d'Afrique

Jean-Michel PAULUS