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 to share.

From the turquoise-fronted amazon’s point of view the rheas’ head is just like any other similarly sized competitor, and it’s not afraid to tell it off!

The rhea’s reaction is to retreat, and it’s quite funny to see this huge bird feeling sufficiently annoyed by this little bird!

Greater Rhea (Rhea americana)

It sounds like this:


Last updated on 8 December 2020