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American ostrich Explained

American ostrich at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Rhea \Rhe"a\, n. [L., a proper name.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of three species of large South American ostrichlike
birds of the genera {Rhea} and {Pterocnemia}. Called also the
{American ostrich}.

Note: The common rhea, or nandou ({Rhea Americana}), ranges
from Brazil to Patagonia. Darwin's rhea ({Pterocnemia
Darwinii}), of Patagonia, is smaller, and has the legs
feathered below the knee.