Reference numberCLP/15i/63
TitlePaper, regarding the Duke of Beaufort's ostrich by unknown author
DescriptionThe author describes the measurements and appearance of the Duke of Beaufort's ostrich (Struthio camelus), stating that the ostrich 'would reach with his beak somewhat above eight foot high'. He describes the noise made by the ostrich as resembling the 'roaring of a bull'.

Subject: Zoology / Ornithology

Read to the Royal Society on 12 June 1700
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
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