Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber

Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
The striking bright red Scarlet Ibis is native to South America and the Caribbean. It is related to the American White Ibis.
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
Both male and female have bright scarlet plumage with black wingtips. Mature adults usually have black bills. For juvenile plumage, see link below.
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
Diet is mainly aquatic crustaceans to give the red pigment but also fish, molluscs and insects.
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
They build loose nests in trees near water and roost in trees. They also fly well and some migrate.
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
Scarlet Ibis
They are gregarious, social, flocking birds.