Greater Rhea Skull Replica

$138.00

In the wild, the greater rhea has a life expectancy of 10.5 years. It is also notable for its reproductive habits, and for the fact that a population has established itself in Northern Germany in recent years.

Description

Greater Rhea Skull Replica measures 6×2.9×3 inches. Greater Rhea Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a birdwatching teaching tool, museum Bird skull exhibit, home décor bird skull, or office décor skull. Rhea Americana is the scientific name.

The Greater rhea or Rhea Americana is a flightless bird found in eastern South America. Other names for the greater rhea include the grey, common, or American rhea; ñandú; or Ema.

The Greater rhea or Rhea Americana body shape is ovular with a long protruding neck. Their head, neck and posterior are covered by brownish gray colored feathers, while the base of the neck, anterior, and dorsal feathers are black, and their ventral feathers are white.

Greater rhea or Rhea Americana bills and scaled legs are yellowish-brown. Despite the inability to fly, these birds possess relatively large and powerful wings.

Greater rheas use their wings like sails for bursts of speed during running and assistance in turning. They also create displays for potential mates or competitors.

Although adult Greater rhea or Rhea Americana males and females do not greatly differ in height or weight, juvenile females tend to grow and develop at a faster rate. Adult males tend to be from 1.34 to 1.70 meters tall and weight 26 to 36 kilograms. Females average 1.35 meters in height and a weight around 32 kilograms.

Greater rhea or Rhea Americana head and bill are fairly small, the latter measuring 3.1 to 4.1 in. in length. The legs are long, with the tarsus measuring between 13.2 and 14.6 in. and strong and have 22 horizontal plates on the front of the tarsus.

Rhea americana’s have a fluffy, tattered looking plumage, that is gray or brown, with high individual variation, The head, neck, rump, and thighs are feathered. Males are darker than females.

Greater rhea or Rhea Americana diet mainly consists of broad-leaved foliage, particularly seed and fruit when in season, but also insects, scorpions, small rodents, reptiles, and small birds.

Favorite food plants include native and introduced species such as Amaranthaceae, Asteraceae, Bignoniaceae, Brassicaceae, Fabaceae, Lamiaceae, Myrtaceae or Solanaceae. Magnoliidae fruit and avocados.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 2.9 × 3 in
Greater Rhea Facts:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Rheiformes
Family: Rheidae
Genus: Rhea
Species: R. americana
Binomial name: Rhea americana
Conservation status: Near Threatened