The largest living bird, an ostrich stands 8 feet tall and weighs up to 345 pounds. This is a flightless bird with a very long, bare neck, long legs and large, panoramic eyes that are the size of tennis balls! Its bill is broad and flat. The female’s plumage is a dull brownish color, making it possible for her to hide in the African bush; the male is covered with bold black and white feathers. The only living bird with just two toes; it runs on the strong, inner toe at speeds of up to 50 mph.