from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of Camelidœ, having the back humped.

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  • n. type genus of the Camelidae: camels


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  • The last large population of the west African race of the ostrich, Struthio camelus camelus, living west of the Takaloukouzet massif, and estimated in 1990 at 800-2,000 was almost extinct in 2001.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • The breeding biology of the ostrich Struthio camelus camelus in the Aïr and Ténéré National Nature Reserve 1988-1990.

    Aïr and Ténéré Natural Reserves, Niger

  • On the plains, ostrich Struthio camelus seem fairly common, moving to woodland to lay their eggs.

    Manovo-Gounda-St Floris National Park, Central African Republic

  • These include ostrich Struthio camelus, with white pelican Pelicanus onocrotalus, and greater and lesser flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber and P. minor on Lake Makat in Ngorongoro crater, Lake Ndutu and the Empakaai crater lake where over a million birds forgather.

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

  • The ostrich (Struthio camelus) was fairly common in the northern Sahara at the end of the 19th century, but was extirpated from the area by the early 20th century.

    North Saharan steppe and woodlands

  • Ostriches (Struthio camelus) are found nesting on the pans as it affords them protection from scavengers, such as the black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas).

    Zambezian halophytics

  • The most prominent bird found in the desert is the ostrich (Struthio camelus).

    Namib desert

  • Also introduced to the site is the blue-necked ostrich (Struthio camelus ssp. molybdophanes) from the Sudan as a replacement for the indigenous Arabian red-necked ostrich (Struthio camelus ssp. syriacus) which became extinct in 1940.

    Red Sea Nubo-Sindian tropical desert and semi-desert

  • Praebuit hirtum tegimen camelus, artubus sacris strofium bidentis, cui latex haustum, sociata pastum mella locustis.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The only large animal to inhabit the pan itself is ostrich (Struthio camelus).

    Etosha Pan halophytics


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