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All About The Ostrich

The ostrich (Struthio camelus) has long and very strong legs, adapted for rapid running; only two toes with a long neck, nearly bare of feathers; and short wings incapable of flight. The adult male grows to about about eight feet high. The body of the male is covered with elegant black plumose feathers, while the wings and tail furnish the most valuable white plumes.

All About Eagles

The eagle is a large keen-sighted diurnal bird of prey noted for its broad wings and strong soaring flight. A member of the bird family Accipitridae (falcon). The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted eagles are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysa), the imperial eagle of Europe (A. mogilnik or imperialis), the American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), the European sea eagle (H. albicilla) and the great harpy ea...

All About Cranes

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The Crane is a large long-necked, straight billed wading bird of marshes and plains in many parts ofthe world. Cranes mate for life. There are15 species of cranes. Cranes are often confused with storks and Herons.

All About Swans

Swans are stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird belonging to Cygnus, with very long neck and usually white plumage. The swan has a large and strong beak, a long neck, and are noted fortheir graceful movements when swimming. The European white, or mute, swan (Cygnus gibbus), bends its neck in an S-shaped curve.

All About The Kiwi

The Kiwi is a flightless bird of New Zealand having a long neck, stout legs which is grayish-brown in color. The kiwi is only surviving representative of the order Apterygiformes. The kiwi is the smallest of a group of flightless, running Birds that includes the Ostrich and Emu. The kiwi has loose, bristly, hair-like feathers and long whiskers. Kiwiare shy and usually nocturnal. They mate for life. The kiwi is a national symbol of New Zealand. Kiwis do not have tails.