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Greater Rhea

Rhea americana

Greater Rhea

  • Order: Rheiformes
  • Family: Rheidae
  • Polytypic 5 Subspecies

Authors: Hodes, C.



The writing of this account was supported in part by National Science Foundation grant DEB-1354006 to KJB.

Additional Resources

BirdLife International

IUCN Redlist

Audio Resources


The Macaulay Library

CornellLab of Ornithology

Video Resources

Internet Bird Collection.






Recommended Citation

Hodes, C.. 2010. Greater Rhea (Rhea americana), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: