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 Rhea pennata
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This taxon is Not Recognised as a species by BirdLife International.

Taxonomic source(s)
SACC. 2006. A classification of the bird species of South America. Available at: #

Taxonomic note

Rhea pennata and R. tarapacensis (del Hoyo and Collar 2014) were previously lumped as R. pennata following Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993).

Pterocnemia pennata Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993), Pterocnemia pennata , Pterocnemis pennata Stotz et al. (1996), Pterocnemis pennata , Rhea pennata pennata Collar et al. (1994), Rhea pennata pennata Sibley and Monroe (1990, 1993)

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2016) Species factsheet: Rhea pennata. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2016) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016.

This information is based upon, and updates, the information published in BirdLife International (2000) Threatened birds of the world. Barcelona and Cambridge, UK: Lynx Edicions and BirdLife International, BirdLife International (2004) Threatened birds of the world 2004 CD-ROM and BirdLife International (2008) Threatened birds of the world 2008 CD-ROM. These sources provide the information for species accounts for the birds on the IUCN Red List.

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Additional resources for this species

ARKive species - Lesser rhea (Rhea pennata) 0

Key facts
Current IUCN Red List category Not Recognised
Family Rheidae (Rheas)
Species name author d'Orbigny, 1834