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Greater Rhea

Rhea americana


The Greater Rhea (Rhea americana) is also known as the Grey, Common, or American Rhea. The native range of this flightless bird is the eastern part of South America; it is not only the largest species of the genus Rhea but also the heaviest American bird alive. It is also notable for its reproductive habits, and for the fact that a group has established itself in Germany in recent years. In its native range, it is known as ñandú (Spanish) or ema (Portuguese).


Spotted in Artis, the Amsterdam zoo.



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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Spotted on Jul 2, 2011
Submitted on Jul 8, 2011

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