Masai ostrich

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Masai ostrich
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Male
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Female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Genus: Struthio
Species:
Subspecies:
S. c. massaicus
Trinomial name
Struthio camelus massaicus
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Struthio camelus distribution map
     Masai subspecies (S. c. massaicus)

The Masai ostrich (Struthio camelus massaicus), also known as the pink-necked ostrich or East African ostrich, is a large subspecies of the common ostrich native to East Africa.[1] Today it is farmed for eggs, meat and feathers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sauer, E. G. Franz; Sauer, Eleonore M. (1966-01-01). "Social Behaviour of the South African Ostrich, Struthio Camelus Australis". Ostrich. 37 (sup1): 183–191. doi:10.1080/00306525.1966.9639797. ISSN 0030-6525.