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Location

Estancia Rincon del Socorro, Corrientes
Argentina

Metadata

Make Nikon D300
Lens not available  
Exposure 1/640, f/8.0, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Rheiformes   Family  Rheidae

Deutsch  Nandu Dutch  Nandoe
Italian  Nandù maggiore Spanish  Ñandú Común

Comments

The "Ostrich of South America" lives in a community where monogamous union is not the rule. After elaborate displays and somewhat vicious fight with others, a male will mate with about seven females, each of which will do so with several males. Up to 30 eggs may be laid, which will be incubated solely by the male.




 

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    13/02/2008

Greater Rhea
Rhea americana
Nandou d’Amérique

Micheline JACQUEMIN