Ostrich

Female Ostrich

Female Ostrich (Enlarge)

Photographed in Tsavo West National Park, Kenya, in February 2010.

The ostrich (Struthio camels) is a flightless bird native to Africa. It is the largest bird in the world, and can run at 45mph, which is the fastest land-speed of any bird. It is the only surviving member of its family and genus.