American ostrich
Rhea Rhe"a, n. [L., a proper name.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike birds of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}. Called also the {American ostrich}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common rhea, or nandou ({Rhea Americana}), ranges from Brazil to Patagonia. Darwin's rhea ({Pterocnemia Darwinii}), of Patagonia, is smaller, and has the legs feathered below the knee. [1913 Webster]


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