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Nandu Common
Nandu Common
Inhabitant of the plains of south Brazil and the north Argentina.
Type: Chordates
Class: Birds
Order: Nadworny
Family: Nandu
Genus: Nandu
Species: Common or northern nandu
General Settings
  • They live in the south America: southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay.
  • Height – 1.4 m.
  • Weight – 35-40 kg.
  • The main food consists of grass, fruits, seeds, insects, arthropods and small vertebrates.
  • Life expectancy-up to 35-40 years.

This large flightless bird is considered endemic to South America.


Social behavior


These birds live in flocks of up to 30-40 individuals. Every year, when the mating time comes, the flock splits into small groups, including one male and 5-7 females. There is no strict hierarchy in such communities.


Reproduction


In a clutch usually - from 15 to 40 eggs, incubation lasts about 6 weeks. Only the male incubates. When the male starts incubating, the female goes to another male and lays eggs again. After the appearance of the chicks, the father immediately tries to take them to any source of water. After that, he stays with the young for a long time.


Species and people


Some nandu ranches are well protected, but in many places they suffer from pampas plowing and poaching.


Interesting Facts


The nandu ostrich can race at a speed of 50-60 km / h, balancing on turns with its wings.

The shell of the nandu ostrich is so thick that it can easily be confused with shards of pottery. To the touch, it somewhat resembles porcelain, although it is porous.

Current status in wildlife
  • Not
    evaluated
    NE
  • Data
    deficient
    DD
  • Data
    deficient
    lc
  • near
    threatened
    NT
  • vulnerable
    vu
  • endangered
    en
  • critically
    endangered
    cr
  • extinct
    in the wild
    ew
  • Extinct
    ex