The ostrich flock in flowers because they use them as protective coverage. They are all alert, looking in all directions to see if there’s any incoming danger. The bird’s massive bodies are mostly covered by the foliage, revealing their long necks are sticking out. The dazzling yellow of the flowers adds much beauty to the environment. As well as making the flowers pop.
Ostrich – Fast Runner Indeed
Ostriches are flightless birds. However, as incredible runners, they make that up for being flightless. Their sturdy legs, thighs, and feet bring them to speeds over 70 km/h. During their fast dashes, they hold out their small wings on either side. That helps them with body balance.
The ostrich flock is in flowers because that is one of their diet staples. They also eat leaves and roots. However, they are not entirely vegetarian! They will even eat small bugs, insects, lizards, and other little animals. They share a habitat with other grazers such as zebras, wildebeest, and other antelopes or elephants. Since the grazers’ footsteps draw out the insects and bugs for the ostriches, they have a mutually beneficial relationship. Ostriches can spot predators coming and will alert the grazers.
The ostrich, Struthio camelus, is in the category least concern on the IUCN red list.
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