Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Relatives of the Ostrich

There are many relatives to the bird this blog is named after in the ratite bird family (a family of large flightless birds). This group consists of:

The Rhea:


The Emu:


The Moa (extinct 1500 CE):


The Elephant Bird (extinct 1500 CE):

(Elephant Bird Egg (left) compared to ostrich egg (right) compared to hand):


The Kiwi:


All the preceding were related to the beloved Struthio Camelus (Ostrich).

This has been your daily dose of ostrich education.

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    I just think you should also include the Cassowary (native to N.E. Australia and New Guinea) as it ia a Ratite too!

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  2. Gotta love the kiwi. I think there was even a white kiwi that was born in captivity this week.

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  7. The Elephant bird egg isn't being compared to an ostrich egg and a hand; the hand is holding between the thumb and forefinger the worlds smallest birds egg which belongs to a species of hummingbird...

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  8. Really cool. I did not know this at all. Thanks for posting!

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  10. i have never seen a baby ostrich before. very cute. bless

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