Friday, October 26, 2012

Photo-Finish Friday -- Rheas

Photo by Mike Mayrl

These are Rheas. We saw them at an estancia in Uruguay.

7 comments:

messymimi said...

While they are not the largest, of course, they are amazingly large birds. Since i've only seen them in zoos, it's nice to see some where they belong.

Tabor said...

Is this a Rhea farm? Are they raised for meat or eggs?

solarity said...

Fascinating that the males incubate the eggs.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, they had plenty of room to roam.

Tabor, it was predominantly a cattle ranch with horses and Rheas.

Mary Anne, I did not know that, thanks.

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Hilary said...

Very nifty birds.

Leah J. Utas said...

They sure are, Hilary.