Greater rhea

//Greater rhea

GREATER RHEA

Rhea americana

This cousin of ostrich is the tallest bird of America. It does not fly but run very quickly and can reach 60 to 80 kph.

 

WEIGHT : 20 to 30 kg

FOOD : fruits, berries, seeds

THREATS : loss of habitat (conversion of grasslands for agriculture and cattle-ranching ), poaching (for meat, skin, fat, eggs, feathers)

RED LIST : Near Threatened

MORE INFO :

Family : Rheidae
Habits : gregarious
EggLaying : 10 – 20 eggs
Incubation : 38 days
Longevity : 20 years

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