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Lorena Rivas Factors affecting the distribution of the Darwins rhea in the Auca Mahuida Reserve in Argentine Patagonia.

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1 Lorena Rivas Factors affecting the distribution of the Darwins rhea in the Auca Mahuida Reserve in Argentine Patagonia

2 STUDY AREA

3 Darwin´s Rhea Rhea pennata pennata

4 1.10 m Adapted to run Flightless

5 Diet: Omnivorous Social Structure: Gregarious

6 Reproduction: Territorial males Harems of 4-5 females

7 10-50 eggs per nest Eggs incubated by the male

8 Almost simultaneous hatching

9 Habitat: Darwin's Rhea lives in areas of open shrub in the grasslands of Patagonia

10 Status: Near threatened (IUCN) Hunting More predation due to changes in trophic communities

11 Habitat degradation due to livestock overgrazing Egg collection

12 Landholdings

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14 Livestock

15 Oil industry

16 Oil trails

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20 (Sheep Units/km2)

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22 p= 0.88

23 p= 0.14

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25 What we are going to record… Rhea density in Payunia and Auca Mahuida reserve and intermediate lands Oil trail density Livestock density Habitat quality Relative abundance of predators

26 To i To all of you To WCS To all the people who works with me in Argentina Contact: /


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