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Adult female ostrich ( Struthio camelus molybdoophanes )
Adult female ostrich ( Struthio camelus molybdoophanes )

An adult, female blue-neck ostrich. The Somali blue-neck ostrich (Struthio camelus molybdoophanes) has blue-gray skin. In captivity, female ostriches lay an average of 20–40 eggs a year and reach sexual maturity in 4–5 years.

Courtesy of Dr. Karen Hicks-Alldredge.

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