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Ostriches nature"s biggest birds by Frankie Stout

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Published by Rosen Pub. Group"s PowerKids Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Ostriches -- Juvenile literature

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Statementby Frankie Stout.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesThings with wings
LC ClassificationsQL696.S9 S78 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16523991M
ISBN 109781404244986
LC Control Number2008007514

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The ostrich is the tallest and the heaviest of all birds. While the huge ostrich is a bird, it does not fly. Instead it runs. One stride can cover up to 16 feet ( meters)—about the length of a mid-size family car! The bird is speedy, too. It can run just over 40 miles (64 kilometers) an hour for a short distance, and can keep up a speed of more than 30 miles (48 kilometers) an hour over. Ostriches are seen individually, in pairs, in small flocks, or in large aggregations, depending on the season. The ostrich relies on its strong legs—uniquely two-toed, with the main toe developed almost as a hoof—to escape its enemies, chiefly humans and the larger carnivores.A frightened ostrich can achieve a speed of km (45 miles) per hour. Ostriches The Superpower Field Guide (Book): Poliquin, Rachel: Meet Eno, an ordinary ostrich living in the Serengeti, a corner of the African savanna. But there’s something you should know: Even ordinary ostriches are extraordinary. And that includes Eno. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that ostriches are just overgrown chickens with ridiculous necks, skinny legs, and bad. The common ostrich (Struthio camelus), or simply ostrich, is a species of large flightless bird native to certain large areas of is one of two extant species of ostriches, the only living members of the genus Struthio in the ratite order of birds. The other is the Somali ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes), which was recognized as a distinct species by BirdLife International in Class: Aves.