Dad and his puppies
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"The rheas are species of ratites (flightless birds, with unkeeled sterna) in the genus Rhea, native to South America. There are two existing species: the Greater or American Rhea and the Lesser or Darwin's Rhea. The genus name was given in 1752 by Paul Mohring and adopted as the English common name. Mohring's reason for choosing this name, from the Rhea of classical mythology, is not known.
Rheas are large, flightless birds with grey-brown plumage, long legs and long necks, similar to an ostrich. These birds can reach 5.6 feet (1.7 m), and weigh up to 88 pounds (40 kg). Their wings are large for a flightless bird and are spread while running, to act like sails. Unlike most birds, rheas have only three toes. Their tarsus has horizontal plates on the front of it. They also store urine separate in an expansion of the cloaca.".
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Modelo de Câmera: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Velocidade do obturador: 1/125 s
Abertura do Diafragma: F/3,5
Velocidade ISO: ISO-80
Tripé (Tripod): Sim
Data da foto: 30 de setembro de 2008
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- [2009-04-06 18:06]
Bonita foto, gostei dos "puppies" e do pai, não conhecia estas aves, por isso obrigado pela foto e também pela informação! Como diria em inglês,
Saudações de Portugal
- [2009-04-09 2:56]
Bardzo ciekawe zdjęcie strusia
Bardzo ładne kolory i ostrość.
Bruno, Amazing detail of the feathers (which are used for feather dusters). Random but interesting fact:
The feathers are durable, soft and flexible, which accounts for the success of the feather duster over the last 100 years. Because the feather does not zipper together it is prone to developing a static charge which actually attracts and holds dust which can then be shaken out or washed off. Because of its similar makeup to human hair, care of the feather requires only an occasional shampoo and towel or air dry.