The ostrich is the largest bird on the planet. It inhabits the savannas of Africa from Senegal down to South Africa. The males have black and white feathers, while the females have duller plumage. The birds lay huge eggs, which is a delicacy in some places. The ostrich is not endangered, but people hunt it for its feathers which used to be used to adorn clothes and encroach upon its habitat. The bird's natural predators include hyenas, jackals, lions and leopards while animals such as Egyptian vultures and baboons eat its eggs.


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