Baby Birdorable: Ostrich

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Ostrich. Everyone knows Ostriches are flightless. So why the 2-meter wingspan? Ostriches use their wings in mating rituals, but also to shade chicks! Pretty cute, right? Females lay their eggs in communal nest pits constructed by the males. Nests average about 20 eggs! Males and females work together to raise the chicks after they hatch.

Struthio camelus brood 2
Struthio camelus brood 2 by kibuyu
Ostrich Chicks
Ostrich Chicks by Artbandito
baby ostriches
baby ostriches by AIBakker
African Ostrich (Struthio camelus)
African Ostrich (Struthio camelus) by Lip Kee
African Ostrich (Struthio camelus)
African Ostrich (Struthio camelus) by Lip Kee
Baby Ostriches
Baby Ostriches by Timmy Toucan

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Ostrich t-shirts & gear!


Ashira on May 22, 2010 at 9:42 AM wrote:
Baby ratites are seriously adorable. I love their stripes. : D <3
abigail on June 5, 2010 at 2:55 PM wrote:
baby ostriches are very uniqe

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