Ostrich Eggs

Ostrich eggs are the largest of all bird eggs, relative to the size of the adult female.

Ostrich eggs are shiny and cream-coloured with a thick shell that has small dents all over it.

Ostrich

Ostrich egg

Ostrich eggs are about 15 centimetres (6 inches) long by 13 centimetres (5 inches) wide, which is 3 times the size of a chicken’s egg. Chicken eggs range from 5-6 centimetres (2 inches) long by 4-4.5 centimetres (1.5 inches) wide.

Ostrich eggs weigh about 1.4 kilograms (3 pounds), which is more than 20 times the weight of a chicken’s egg.

Chicken egg

Chicken egg

 

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

 

 

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