Friday, April 20, 2012

Camera Critters #211

Photo Taken At The San Francisco Zoo


Rheas are large, flightless birds with gray-brown plumage, long legs and long necks, similar to an ostrich. Unlike most birds, rheas have only three toes. Their tarsus has horizontal plates on the front of it. They can reach 1.50 metres (4.9 ft), and weigh up to 88 lb.  




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14 comments:

betchai said...

oh, she sure looks so cute, Jo.

rainfield61 said...

Wow, the neck must be getting too tired for stretching so long.

ladyfi said...

What a lovely bird shot.

Phil said...

Thanks for that - I didn't know they had only three toes but thanks to your picture I can see they do.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

This image is absolutely incredible!!! Just look at their feet!!! Amazing.

Mine this week is Budweiser Clydesdales.

RNSANE said...

Quite the critter, Jo. But Manfred still holds my heart!

heyBJK said...

What a great shot! Those legs and feet look very strong.

Denise said...

Great shot! I thought we were looking at an ostrich at first until you said it was a Rhea. I also noticed those claws, wow!

Icy BC said...

That's a huge bird, and such a fantastic capture, Jo!

Carole M. said...

Fabulous photo of your Rhea!

Carletta said...

He'd make a great Seussical kind of character. :)
A wonderful shot with nice detail of those feet!

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Daisy said...

I like his funny legs. They bend the wrong way!

edenhills said...

Great shot! I love the information you included.

Kathy said...

Great photo!