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Somali Ostrich
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Male and female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Infraclass: Palaeognathae
Order: Struthioniformes
Family: Struthionidae
Genus: Struthio
Species: S. molybdophanes
Binomial name
Struthio molybdophanes
Reichenow, 1883
Synonyms

Struthio camelus molybdophanes
(Reichenow, 1883)

The Somali Ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes) is a large flightless bird, a distinct subspecies, sometimes considered a full species, of the Ostrich.

Specimen in the Lewa Conservancy near Isiolo, Kenya

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References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Struthio molybdophanes". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22732795A95049558. Retrieved 15 February 2020. 

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