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Definition of Struthio camelus
Struthio camelusOstrich Os"trich, n. [OE. ostriche, ostrice, OF. ostruche,
ostruce, F. autruche, L. avis struthio; avis bird + struthio
ostrich, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? bird, sparrow. Cf. Aviary,
Struthious.] [Formerly written also estrich.] (Zo["o]l.)
A large bird of the genus Struthio, of which Struthio
camelus of Africa is the best known species. It has long and
very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes; a
long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable
of flight. The adult male is about eight feet high.
Note: The South African ostrich (Struthio australis) and
the Asiatic ostrich are considered distinct species by
some authors. Ostriches are now domesticated in South
Africa in large numbers for the sake of their plumes.
The body of the male is covered with elegant black
plumose feathers, while the wings and tail furnish the
most valuable white plumes.
Ostrich farm, a farm on which ostriches are bred for the
sake of their feathers, oil, eggs, etc.
Ostrich farming, the occupation of breeding ostriches for
the sake of their feathers, etc.
Ostrich fern (Bot.) a kind of fern (Onoclea
Struthiopteris), the tall fronds of which grow in a
circle from the rootstock. It is found in alluvial soil in
Europe and North America.
Meaning of Struthio camelus from wikipedia
- North African
ostrich, red-necked ostrich, or Barbary ostrich
(Struthio camelus camelus
) is the nominate subspecies
of the common ostrich
from West and...
- Struthio camelus camelus
, North African ostrich Struthio camelus
m****aicus, Masai ostrich Struthio camelus
australis, South African ostrich
- The common ostrich
), or simply
ostrich, is a species
to certain large areas
and is the largest
- (1993). "Phylogeographic patterns
DNA of the Ostrich
)" (PDF). The Auk. 110 (3): 614–622. doi:10.2307/4088425. JSTOR 4088425...
- The Arabian ostrich
ostrich, or Middle Eastern ostrich
is an extinct subspecies
of the ostrich
on the Arabian...
- largest birds
in the world, second
only to its sister subspecies Struthio camelus camelus
it is hunted
for eggs, meat, and feathers. The...
- The South African ostrich
australis), also known
as the black-necked ostrich, Cape ostrich
or southern ostrich
is a subspecies
- bird measured
by m**** is the common ostrich
) closely followed
by the Somali ostrich
molybdophanes). The Struthioniformes
A. 3: 1–152 (53–77). Donegan, Keenan
(2002). "Struthio camelus
". Animal Diversity
of Michigan Museum
of Zoology. Freitag...
- high speeds. Common
ostrich, Struthio camelus North African
ostrich, Struthio camelus camelus Arabian
ostrich, Struthio camelus syriacus
(X) Order: Anseriformes Family:...
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