family Struthionidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Struthionidae - tall terrestrial birds: ostrichesfamily Struthionidae - tall terrestrial birds: ostriches  
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
order Struthioniformes, Struthioniformes - a ratite bird order: ostriches and related extinct birds; known from the Pleistocene onward
genus Struthio, Struthio - type genus of the Struthionidae: African ostriches
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The ostrich (Struthio camelus) is the largest living bird in the world and belongs to the family Struthionidae.