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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Rhea americana Scientific name
Rheiformes Order
Rheidae Family
1.5m Length
Grassland, scrub. Range:- Endemic to South America:- Habitat
 Females lay one egg a day for 7 to 10 days in a communal nest.. Clutch
Seeds, fruit, leaves, insects and small vertebrates Food  
2 - TSN: 174379 - Sub-species World Number
Near threatened Status

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AKA:- Bulgarian: Обикновено нанду
Catalan: Nyandú
Czech: Nandu pampový
Danish: Nandu
German: Nandu, Pampastrauß
English: American rhea, Common Rhea, Greater Rhea, Greather rhea
Spanish: Ñandu, Ñandú, Ñandú común, Ñandú Grande, Piyo
Spanish (Argentine): Ñandú
Spanish (Bolivia): Piyo
Spanish (Paraguay): Ñandu
Spanish (Uruguay): Ñandú
Estonian: nandu
Finnish: Amerikannandu, nandu
French: Nandou d'Amérique, Nandu américain
Irish: Ria coiteann
Guarani: Ñandu guasu
Hungarian: nandu
Italian: Nandú, Nandù, Nandù comune, Nandù maggiore, Rea americana
Japanese: amerikadachou, amerikadachou(rea), rea
Japanese: アメリカダチョウ, アメリカダチョウ(レア), レア
Latin: Rhea americana
Lithuanian: Amerikinis nandas, Paprastasis nandas
Dutch: Nandoe, Rhea
Norwegian: Nandu, Stornandu
Polish: nandu szare
Portuguese: avestruz, congo, Ema, guaripé, Nandu comum, nhandu, nhandu-guaçu, xuri
Portuguese (Brazil): avestruz, congo, Ema, guaripé, nhandu, nhandu-guaçu, xuri
Russian: обыкновенный нанду, Северный нанду, Страус американский
Slovak: Nandu pampový
Slovenian: Navadni nandu
Swedish: Nandu
Turkish: Amerika Devekuşu
Chinese: 大美洲鸵


Rhea americana
Rhea americana albescens
Rhea americana americana
Rhea americana araneipes
Rhea americana intermedia
Rhea americana nobilis

  • Rhea americana americana: Campos of N and E Brazil
  • Rhea americana intermedia: Extreme SE Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay
  • Rhea americana albescens: Plains of Argentina south to Río Negro
  • Rhea americana nobilis: E Paraguay (east of the Río Paraguay)
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