The common Ostrich, Struthio camelus is the largest bird in the world and is the fastest bird on land. Pictured above is a female wandering about her enclosure at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Ostriches inhabit grasslands and deserts throughout sub-Saharan Africa. They consume seeds and other plant material and will harvest locusts and other insects. Their long necks and well developed eyes help them find food and avoid predators.
I included this picture because it makes me laugh while demonstrating the flexibility of the ostrich’s neck.