Ostrich Facts: The World's Largest Bird
Ostriches are large, flightless birds that have long legs and a long neck that protrudes from a round body. Ostriches are bigger than any other bird in the world.
Wild ostriches live in the dry, hot savannas and woodlands of Africa. They once roamed all over Asia, Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, but because they have been hunted so extensively, wild ostriches' range has been reduced to sub-Saharan Africa, according to the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology. However, ostriches can be found in captivity all over the world.
Male ostriches are called cocks or roosters, and females are called hens. A group of ostriches is called a flock. Ostrich eggs are 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter and can weigh up to 3 lbs. (1.3 kg). Eggs are laid in a communal nest called a dump nest, which can hold about 60 eggs at one time. Males, as well as females, sit on the eggs until they hatch, which can take 42 to 46 days. https://www.livescience.com/27433-ostriches.html