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The greater rhea is the largest of all South American birds and is related to ostriches and emus. These flightless birds use their long, powerful legs to outrun trouble. Although their large wings are useless for flight, they are used for balance and for changing direction as the bird runs.
90 - 159 cm
Around 23 Kg
Life Span in Wild:
Savannah, scrub forest
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME
What Do I Eat?
Leaves, seeds, roots, fruits, insects
Where Do I Live?
Do I Have Any Predators?
Jaguar, feral dogs, bush dog, maned-wolf
How Do I Live?
In spring males are solitary and females form small groups. But in the winter months they all come together to form big flocks. Terrestrial.
Why Am I Endangered?
Destruction and fragmentation of its habitat, hunted for their skin and meat.