IDENTIFICATION: It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at maximum speeds of about 45mph. The feathers of adult males are mostly black, with white primaries and a white tail. Females and young males are grayish-brown and white. The head and neck of both male and female Ostriches is nearly bare, with a thin layer of down. The skin of the female's neck and thighs is pinkish gray, while the male's is blue or gray dependent on subspecies.
HABITAT: Wooded grassland and dry areas, semi desert.
HABITS: The diet of the Ostrich mainly consists of plant matter, though it also eats insects. It lives in nomadic groups which contain between five and fifty birds. When threatened, the Ostrich will either hide itself by lying flat against the ground, or will run away. If cornered, it can attack with a kick from its powerful legs. Mating patterns differ by geographical region, but territorial males fight for a harem of two to seven females.
INTERESTING HUNTING NOTES: The Ostrich, a large flightless bird is native to Africa and is the largest living species of bird that lays the largest egg of any living bird. A very interesting trophy to hunt, very tough and extremely difficult to bring down. A great addition to any trophy room or just to have your own tanned Ostrich leather.
- Ave Age of Mature birds: +/- 4 Years
- Ave Weight of Mature birds: +/- 200 Pounds
- Hunting Permit Required: Hunting License