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BirdPix:   4398
Province:   Western Cape
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   3318CD
Observer:   Underhill L.G
Date of record:   2010-06-10
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   This was the last time I took a photograph of the last remaining ostrich on Robben Island. A few years earlier there had been dozens. All except four young birds were removed. All turned out to be males, and one by one they died. This was the last one
Last updated:   2020-12-03 11:24:41
Sp. code:   1
Species name:   Struthio camelus
Common name:   Common Ostrich -- Volstruis
Family:   Struthionidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Common Ostrich
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   https://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-4398
Links:   • Locus: Summary | Records       • Species: Records | Distribution map
VM-number: 4398 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Jake Mulvaney
Comment:  
Date:   2013-09-05 06:26:11
Species name:   Struthio camelus -- Common Ostrich; Volstruis
Species code:   1

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