Ostrich - New Legs
A flock of young Ostrich visit a watering hole.
Synchronization in nature is magical, spectacular and magnificent. These little guys probably hatched about 2 weeks ago. With the rains expected soon, their survival will depend on it. Grasshoppers and small insects is their main food. BUT ... the young Eagles are now also ready to leave the nest ... their main enemy.
The mother and father Ostriches (both sexes care for the young and eggs) will protect the young, but because the chicks normally number in the twenties, it is not easy to protect them all.
Their number one fear.
The ostrich or common ostrich is either one or two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member of the genus ''Struthio'', which is in the ratite family. Some analyses indicate that the Somali ostrich may be better considered a full species separate from the Common Ostrich, but most taxonomists consider it to be a subspecies.
The ostrich shares the order Struthioniformes with the kiwis, emus, rheas and cassowaries. However, phylogenetic studies have shown.. more