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Miami MetroZoo (June 1, 2008) Rhea are two species of flightless ratite birds native to South America -- the greater or American Rhea and the lesser or Darwin's Rhea (endangered). This is the Common Rhea. They reach heights over 5 feet and may weigh in excess of 70 lbs. Common Rheas lay a ‘golden' color egg that often turns pale when left in direct sunlight.

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