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Author: Edgar Williams
n many senses the ostrich looms large the tallest and heaviest of any living bird, a fully grown North African ostrich can reach 2.75 metres 9 feet in height and weigh almost 160 kgs 350 pounds It also lays the largest egg of any living bird From its eggs to its meat, skin and feathers, the ostrich has been exploited by humans since history began The demand for itn many senses the ostrich looms large the tallest and heaviest of any living bird, a fully grown North African ostrich can reach 2.75 metres 9 feet in height and weigh almost 160 kgs 350 pounds It also lays the largest egg of any living bird From its eggs to its meat, skin and feathers, the ostrich has been exploited by humans since history began The demand for its feathers was so great in Victorian times that vast fortunes were made from ostrich farming, particularly in South Africa and the United States Following the First World War fashions changed, fortunes were lost and new uses for the now domesticated ostrich had to be found Nowadays, the modern ostrich farmer not only produces plumes and leather for the luxury market but also meat for the supermarket In addition to its sheer physical presence, the ostrich has long been an object of curiosity and fascination, becoming a byword for passivity while being feared for its aggression It has featured in art, literature, lm and popular culture, been represented in cave paintings, ancient medieval manuscripts and the Bayeux Tapestry, shown in advertising and drawn as a cartoon character in many modern films Edgar Williams has provided a singular, comprehensive insight into this extraordinary, outlandish bird, chronicling its behaviour, history and habitat as well as its effect on our culture Featuring many striking illustrations drawn from nature and culture, Ostrich will appeal to all those interested in birds and the natural world, as well as anyone who follows fashion, art or ancient history.Edgar Williams is Reader in Physiology at the University of Glamorgan, Wales He is author of Giraffe Reaktion, 2011.
Ostrich The ostriches are a family, Struthionidae, of flightless birds The two extant species of ostrich are the common ostrich and Somali ostrich, both in the genus Struthio, which also contains several species known from Holocene fossils such as the Asian ostrich. Ostrich Facts The World s Largest Bird Live Science Ostrich National Geographic The flightless ostrich is the world s largest bird They roam African savanna and desert lands and get most of their water from the plants they eat. Ostrich Define Ostrich at Dictionary Ostrich definition, a large, two toed, swift footed flightless bird, Struthio camelus, indigenous to Africa and Arabia, domesticated for its plumage the largest of living birds See . ostrich Habitat, Food, Facts Britannica The long legs of the ostrich Struthio camelus are well adapted to running, and the ostrich is the only two toed bird It is mainly a vegetarian grazer and is capable of swallowing a considerable volume in one gulp note the bulge that moves down the ostrich s throat. Common ostrich Home Ostrich Inn, Welcome to the Ostrich, Colnbrook Dating from , the Ostrich near Heathrow, combines everything that you would expect of an historic coaching inn Amazing Facts about Ostriches OneKindPlanet Animal The flightless ostrich is the world s largest bird Its eggs are the largest of any living bird at cm long and weighing as much as two dozen chicken eggs The Ostrich, Bristol Our Pubs Butcombe Brewery Perched on the edge of the historic Bristol harbourside, The Ostrich sits proud with its large pub garden and stunning interior to match Enjoy traditional British pub classics from its dining menu, or Americana style street food from the iconic airstream parked out front. Ostrich definition of ostrich by The Free Dictionary Animals a fast running flightless African bird, Struthio camelus, that is the largest living bird, with stout two toed feet and dark feathers, except on the naked head, neck, and legs order Struthioniformes.
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