Pterocnemia

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Noun1.Pterocnemia - a genus of birds of the family Rheidae
bird genus - a genus of birds
family Rheidae, Rheidae - a family of birds coextensive with the order Rheiformes
nandu, Pterocnemia pennata, rhea - smaller of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Peru to Strait of Magellan
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He added: "Our capybaras live with some other South American amigos, including giant anteaters and Darwin's rhea.
A unique ostrich-like bird, the Darwin's rhea, is looking after a clutch of up to 50 eggs - each weighing as much as a can of soup.
The smaller and fluffier of the two rhea species found in South America is commonly known as Darwin's rhea.