Greater Rhea Argentina 1 Centavo Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making 1987
Greater Rhea Argentina 1 Centavo Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making
Common Rhea (Binomial Name: Rhea americana) and the country name below
Lettering: REPUBLICA ARGENTINA
Translation: Republic of Argentina
Value, double-lined “A” at the top, date below
Period Federal Republic (1861-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Value 1 Centavo (0.01 ARA)
Currency Austral (1985-1991)
Weight 4 g
Diameter 20.64 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 3522
References KM# 96, CJ# 393 to 395, Schön# 96
The greater rhea (Rhea americana) is a species of flightless bird native to eastern South America. Other names for the greater rhea include the grey, common, or American rhea; ñandú (Guaraní and Spanish); or ema (Portuguese). One of two species in the genus Rhea, in the family Rheidae, the greater rhea is native to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, 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. 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.
This species is farmed in North America and Europe similar to the emu and ostrich. The main products are meat and eggs, but rhea oil is used for cosmetics and soaps and rhea leather is also traded in quantity. Male greater rheas are very territorial during the breeding season. The infant chicks have high mortality in typical confinement farming situations, but under optimum free-range conditions chicks will reach adult size by their fifth month.
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