Common Ostrich

Struthio camelus - Autruche d'Afrique

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Struthioniformes

  • Family
    :

    Struthionidés

  • Genus
    :

    Struthio

  • Species
    :

    camelus

Descriptor

Linnaeus, 1758

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 175 à 275 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 90000 à 156000 g
Longevity

40 years

Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Autruche d'Afrique
♂ adult plum. breeding
Autruche d'Afrique
♀ adult

Common Ostrich (Struthio camelus) is a species of bird in the Struthionidae family.

Subspecific information 4 subspecies

  • Struthio camelus camelus (s Morocco and Mauritania to s Egypt and n and w Ethiopia, south to Cameroon and n Uganda)
  • Struthio camelus syriacus (Syrian and Arabian Deserts)
  • Struthio camelus massaicus (s Kenya and c Tanzania)
  • Struthio camelus australis (s Africa)

Foreign names

  • Autruche d'Afrique,
  • Avestruz común,
  • avestruz,
  • Strauß,
  • strucc,
  • Struisvogel,
  • Struzzo,
  • struts,
  • Slettestruts,
  • pštros dvojprstý,
  • pštros dvouprstý,
  • Struds,
  • strutsi,
  • Volstruis,
  • estruç comú,
  • Strútur,
  • struś czerwonoskóry,
  • Āfrikas strauss,
  • noj,
  • Африканский страус,
  • ダチョウ,
  • 非洲鸵鸟,
  • 鴕鳥,

Voice song and cries

Autruche d'Afrique
♂ adult plum. post breeding

Habitat

Autruche d'Afrique
♂ adult

Savanna : Dry ; Shrubland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Grassland : Subtropical/Tropical Dry ; Artificial/Terrestrial : Pastureland

Geographic range

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

QRcode Autruche d'Afrique
published: - Updated: 04-01-2017
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