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The ostrich (Struthio camelus) is a flightless bird native to Africa.

It is the only living species of its family, Struthionidae, and its genus, Struthio.

They are distinct in their appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to run at speeds of about 65 km/h (40 mph).

Ostriches are considered the largest living species of bird and are farmed all over the world.

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