South African ostrich

South African ostrich

South African ostrich

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Kingdom
Phylum
Class
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Struthio camelus australis

The South African ostrich (Struthio camelus australis ), also known as the black-necked ostrich, Cape ostrich or southern ostrich is a subspecies of the common ostrich endemic to Southern Africa. It is widely farmed for its meat, eggs and feathers.

Distribution

Geography

The South African ostrich is found in South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola and Botswana. It lives in south of the rivers Zambezi and Cunene.

South African ostrich habitat map
South African ostrich habitat map
South African ostrich

Habits and Lifestyle

Bird's call

Diet and Nutrition

Population

Population threats

It is farmed for its eggs, meat, leather and feathers in the Little Karoo area of Cape Province.

References

1. South African ostrich Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_ostrich
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/516153

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