Ostrich

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The Ostrich is the bird greater than it has managed to survive to the present time. Like the other great birds - the ñandúes, the casuarios and the emú - belong to the group of birds known like the rátidas ones. These birds, including a the ostrich, characterize themselves by not being able to fly. They have adapted to a terrestrial life, the legs have them well developed and strong.
In thenature the ostrich lives in the plains of Africa. Also one has settled down like wild animal in some regions of Australia. Their meat and its pens always very have been coveted, and therefore hunted until the extermination in some places. As much thus, that in century XIX farms in many parts of the world, South Africa and Australia settled down arriving to be the main criadoras. Such implementationgave rise to domestic races, so and as they exist in the horses, dogs, hens, etc. In recent years it has returned to grow the interest and now it is used until the skin for leather of shoes.
The male ostrich arrives to reach the 2,7 meters of height and to weigh 145 kg. The long legs make a speed possible from 60 to 70 km/h. The eggs are white and great, weighing around 1,6 kg.
When the seasonarrives from the fervor, the male defends an area or territory. It selects the place of the nest, small clear in the Earth investigated with the legs, and with a very showy dance it invites a female to form the family. The future papa lies down in the Earth and as if it go to the compass of a classic musical piece, raises a wing while he simultaneously gathers the low other that he raises and thetail. The edge of the wings, that have the aspect of great fans, and the tail are constituted of very attractive white pens as much the human beings as to the future mother who is embelesada with such courtship.
The ostrich, with its height of more than two meters, is greatest of all the birds. Although it does not fly, can run very fast, reaching almost the 70 km/h of speed. It has the long neckand the small head, with great eyes and short and wide tip. The males are of black color, with white wings and tail. The female is of grayish brown color. The ostriches feed themselves on grass, leaves of the trees and small animals. They live in Africa
The Ostrich is the bird greater than it has managed to survive to the present time. Like the other great birds - the ñandúes, the casuarios and theemú - belong to the group of birds known like the rátidas ones. These birds, including a the ostrich, characterize themselves by not being able to fly. They have adapted to a terrestrial life, the legs have them well developed and strong.
Ostrich, common name of a great bird, nonflying, that today only lives in Africa, but that in the antiquity also was in Near East. The ostriches are greatestand strong of the living birds, with a stature of about 2.4 ms and a weight of up to 136 kilograms. They have the long neck and the small head, with great eyes and short and wide tip. They unfold its small wings when running and use its legs, long and strong, to defend itself. They only have two fingers in each leg. The males of the ostrich are black, with white wings and tail. The white pens ofthe male, great and smooth, have commercial value. The female of grayish brown color extinguished. The ostriches are running expresses and can reach up to 65 km/h of speed. The males are polígamos and go of a side for another accompanied by three or four females or in groups of four or five males with their pairs and young. The females put their eggs, yellowish targets, in group, at the same time.Each egg weighs approximately 1.4 kg and has a volume of near 1.4 liters. The male at night incubates and the female during the day. In last half of century XIX the extensive young of ostriches undertook itself to operate its pens in South Africa, Algeria, Australia, France and the United States. The ostrich pens were used in the manufacture of hats and dresses. The operation entered declivity...
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