Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Rheas :: Lesser Rhea
Lesser Rhea Rhea pennata
Described by: d'Orbigny (1834)
Alternate common name(s): Darwin's Rhea, Puna Rhea
Old scientific name(s): Pterocnemia pennata
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RangeCw. South America; Se. South America;
(1) E. slope of the Andes in ex. se. Peru (Moquegua and w. Puno), sw. Bolivia (La Paz, Potosi, Oruro), s. to nw. Argentina (Jujuy, Catamarca, San Juan in the Reserva San Guillermo and Laguna Blanca).
(2) Andes in ex. sw. Peru to n. Chile (Arica, Antofagasta, Tarapaca to Atacama at Alto Huasco).
(3) C. Chile (s. Aisen, Torres del Paine National Park, Punta Arenas (Seno Otway)), wc. and s. Argentina from s. Mendoza, Neuquen, Rio Negro s. to Patagonia and the Straits of Magellan. Introduced to n. Tierra del Fuego (n. Isla Grande) in 1936 and apparently well established.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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