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Common Ostrich

Struthio camelus

Impressive foot of the Common Ostrich, Struthio camelus, photo © by Michael Plagens.

Observed at Lake Bogoria, Rift Valley, Kenya. October 2010.

A regal male Common Ostrich, © Michael Plagens Besides the common ostrich, Kenya also hosts the Somali Ostrich, which, for now, is considered to be a variety or subspecies; it differs in that the adult bird has a blue coloration in the neck as opposed to pink.

A female Common Ostrich, © Michael Plagens

Struthionidae -- Ostrich Family

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