Order Struthioniformes

Family Rheidae

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  • Huge, flightless, three-toed terrestrial birds with long neck and legs.
  • Neotropical Region.
  • Grassland and open scrub, from sea-level up to 4500 m.
  • 92-140 cm.
  • 1 genus, 3 species, 8 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Folch, A. (2019). Rheas (Rheidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52185 on 11 December 2019).