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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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.
The populations of sheep predators such as foxes and pumas have boomed, which in turn has led to dramatic reductions in the populations of native species such as Darwin's rhea and the giant Mara mouse.