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: Helen : (Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 30 September 2018 in Animal & Insect.

Male Ostrich (Struthio camelus)

The male ostrich differs in plumage from the female, which can be seen in yesterday's image.

"Ostriches are omnivores, which means they eat both vegetation and meat. Although they prefer plants — especially roots, seeds and leaves — they also eat locusts, lizards, snakes and rodents. They also eat sand and pebbles, to help grind up their food inside their gizzard, which is a small pouch where food is crushed and ripped up before it reaches the stomach.

Ostriches don't need to drink water; they get all the water they need from the plants they eat. However, they do drink if they come across a watering hole."

Source: Live Science

Canon EOS 6D Mark II 1/200 second F/8.0 ISO 200 520 mm

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