Order: Struthioniformes | Family: Rheidae | IUCN Status: Near Threatened
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Puno
Age: Juveniles | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Puno
Age: Adults | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Tacna
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Tacna
Status: The Lesser Rhea is rare to uncommon and apparently declining due to hunting and egg collection. It favors high Andean open shrublands at elevations above 4000 m. It also occurs in Bo and Ch.
Name in Spanish: Suri o Ñandu Petiso.
Sub-species: Lesser Rhea (pennata tarapacensis) C. Chubb, 1913.
Meaning of Name: Rhea: Gr. Daughter or Uranus and mother of Zeus. pennata: L. ref. feathered upper tibia of Rheas.