Scientific Name: Struthio camelus
Subspecies: There are three living and one extinct subspecies of common ostrich:
North African Ostrich(S. c. camelus), South African Ostrich (S. c. australis), Masai Ostrich (S. c. massaicus) and the extinct Arabian Ostrich( S. c. camelus).
Distribution: The Sahel, parts of East Africa and Southern Africa
Habitat: Plains, open thorn bush country and semi-desert.
Description: The largest living bird. Flightless. Unmistakable, long neck and legs, small head, all devoid of feathers. 2 - 2.8m high. Males have black and white plumage, females greyish brown.
Hunting method: Stalking
Hunting available in: Namibia, South Africa