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Birds of Australia

Common Name: Ostrich

Scientific Name: Struthio camelus

Ostriches were introduced from South Africa from 1869 to parts of Vic, NSW & SA for their feathers in the fashion industry, when Ostrich feathers were no longer favoured in fashion the Ostriches were let loose. Only feral populations remian, north of Port Augusta (SA) and Barham (NSW).

Male Ostrich

Male Ostrich near Barham NSW Oct 2014

Female Ostrichs

Female Ostriches near Barham NSW Oct 2014

Ostrich chick

Ostrich chick near Barham NSW Oct 2014

Ostrich nest

Ostrich nest near Barham NSW Oct 2014


Ostriches near Barham NSW Jan 2014

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