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Greater Rhea

Rhea americana (Linnaeus, C 1758)

The greater rhea is a species of flightless bird native to eastern South America. Other names for the greater rhea include the grey, common, or American rhea; ema (Portuguese); or ñandú. One of two species in the genus Rhea, in the family Rheidae, the greater rhea is native to Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. It inhabits a variety of open areas, such as grasslands, savanna or grassy wetlands. Weighing 20–27 kilograms (44–60 lb), the greater rhea is the largest bird in South America and the largest native, extant bird anywhere in the Americas. In the wild, the greater rhea has a life expectancy of 10.5 years. It is also notable for its reproductive habits, and for the fact that a population has established itself in Northern Germany in recent years. The species is listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Rheiformes
Family:
  Rheidae
Genus:
   Rhea
Scientific:
  Rhea americana


Original description

Citation:
  (Linnaeus, C 1758)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 10 1 p.155

Protonym:
  Struthio americanus

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/727062


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  00986B2456382647

Avibase ID:
  avibase-00986B24

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/00986B24


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 174379


NEAR THREATENED

Geographic range:

  • Rhea americana americana: central and northeastern Brazil (to Rio Grande do Norte) to southern Brazil (south to São Paulo and Paraná)
  • Rhea americana intermedia: extreme southern Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul) and Uruguay
  • Rhea americana albescens: Plains of Argentina south to Río Negro
  • Rhea americana nobilis: E Paraguay (east of the Río Paraguay)
  • Rhea americana araneipes: western Brazil (southern Rondônia and Mato Grosso), eastern Bolivia, and western Paraguay (chaco region)
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English:
Greater Rhea
Catalan:
Nyandú comú
Czech:
nandu pampový
Danish:
Nandu
German:
Nandu
Spanish:
Ñandú Común
Spanish (Spain):
Ñandú Común
Finnish:
nandu
French:
Nandou d'Amérique
Croatian:
Veliki nandu
Hungarian:
nandu
Icelandic:
Nandúi
Italian:
Nandù
Japanese (romaji):
rea
Japanese:
レア
Lithuanian:
Amerikinis nandu
Dutch:
Nandoe
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Stornandu
Norwegian:
Stornandu
Polish:
nandu szare
Portuguese:
Ema
Portuguese (Brazil):
ema
Russian:
Нанду
Slovak:
nandu pampový
Serbian:
Veliki nandu
Swedish:
större nandu
Ukrainian:
Нанду великий
Chinese:
大美洲鸵
Chinese (Traditional):
大美洲鴕


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
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Birdlife checklist version 02:
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Birdlife checklist version 03:
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Birdlife checklist version 04:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Nandou d'Amérique ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Nandou d'Amérique ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition:
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
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Clements, version 2015:
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Clements, version 2016:
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Clements, version 2017:
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Clements, version 2018:
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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eBird version 1.52:
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eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
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eBird version 2019:
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eBird version 2021:
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eBird version 2022:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Rhea americana [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Rhea americana [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Rhea americana [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
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South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
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South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
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South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
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South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
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South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
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South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
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South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
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South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
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South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
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South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
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South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
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South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
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South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
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South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
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South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
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Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Greater Rhea ( Rhea americana) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rhea americana [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Rhea americana [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Abkhazian: аМерикатәи нанду
Asturian: Ñandú
Azerbaijani: adi nandu, şimal nandusu
Bashkir: Америка дөйәғошо, нанду
Bulgarian: Голямо нанду, Обикновено нанду
Bengali: িঅমভচযকান রযযা
Bengali (transliteration): āmērikāna riẏā
Catalan: Nyandú, Nyandú comú
Montenegrin: nandu, нанду
Montenegrin (Cyrillic): нанду
Czech: Nandu pampový
Chuvash: нанду
Danish: Nandu
German: Nandu, Pampastrauß
Greek: Ρέα
English: American rhea, Common Rhea, Greater Rhea, Greather rhea
English, HBW: Greater Rhea
English (IOC): Greater Rhea
English (United States): Greater Rhea
Esperanto: Amerika reao
Spanish: Ñandu, Ñandú, Ñandú común, Ñandú Grande, Piyo
Spanish (Argentine): Choique, Ñandú
Spanish (Bolivia): Piyo
Spanish (Chile): Greater Rhea
Spanish (Spain): Ñandú Común
Spanish (HBW): Greater Rhea
Spanish (Paraguay): Ñandu
Spanish (Uruguay): Ñandú
Estonian: nandu
Finnish: Amerikannandu, nandu
French: Nandou d’Amérique, Nandou d'Amérique, Nandu américain
Friulian: struç american
Irish: Ria coiteann
Guarani: Ñandu guasu
Croatian: Veliki nandu
Hungarian: nandu
Icelandic: Nandúi
Italian: Nandú, Nandù, Nandù comune, Nandù maggiore, Rea americana
Japanese (romaji): amerikadachou, amerikadachou(rea), rea
Japanese: アメリカダチョウ, アメリカダチョウ(レア), レア
Kara-Kalpak: Америка түйе қусы, нанду, реа
Kazakh: Америка түйеқұсы, америкалық түйеқұс, кәдімгі нанду, нанду, нанду түйеқұсы, үлкен нанду
Kirghiz: кадимки нанду, түндүк нанду
Scientific: Rhea americana, Rhea americana americana, Rhea macrorhyncha, Rhea nandu, Rhea nandua, Struthio americanus
Lithuanian: Amerikinis nandas, Amerikinis nandu, Paprastasis nandas
Maltese: rea l-kbira, rhea kbira
Dutch: Nandoe, Rhea
Norwegian Nynorsk: Stornandu
Norwegian: Nandu, Stornandu
Polish: nandu szare
Portuguese: avestruz, congo, Ema, guaripé, Nandu comum, nhandu, nhandu-guaçu, xuri
Portuguese (Brazil): avestruz, congo, Ema, guaripé, nhandu, nhandu-guaçu, xuri
Portuguese (Portugal): nandu-comum, Nandú-grande
Russian: Нанду, обыкновенный нанду, Северный нанду, Страус американский
Slovak: Nandu pampový
Slovenian: Navadni nandu
Serbian: Veliki nandu
Swedish: Nandu, större nandu
Tajik: нанду
Turkish: Amerika Devekuşu, Büyük Rea
Tatar: нанду
Ukrainian: Нанду великий
Uzbek: Бразилия туяқуши, оддий нанду
Chinese: 大美洲鸵
Chinese (Traditional): 大美洲鴕

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