Archive for 'Rheidae'

Greater Rhea (Rhea americana)

Perhaps the first you’ll notice when you come to Fazenda San Fransico are all the Rheas leisurely strolling around the farm – some very close to the buildings and humans. They are all from the same batch of eggs – which in Rheas’ case usually is huge as several females lay eggs in his nest […]

Greater Rhea (Rhea americana)

At this level the rhea’s head is small compared to the body of the parrot. When I look at its facial expression I can’t help but giggle – it’s so cute! Rheas come frequently to the feeding trough, and although they are huge compared to the many other birds visiting, they are not always willing […]