Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber

young Scarlet Ibis
young Scarlet Ibis
juvenile Scarlet Ibis
The Scarlet Ibis chick has wholly brown plumage when fledged. It then starts to develop pink feathers.
juvenile Scarlet Ibis
juvenile Scarlet Ibis
juvenile Scarlet Ibis
The juveniles have pale bills. The pink plumage areas slowly expand and the legs turn pink.
juvenile Scarlet Ibis
juvenile Scarlet Ibis
juvenile Scarlet Ibis
Almost wholly pink, with black wing edges. Even when the plumage is fully adult red, the bill remains pale until maturity (about 2 years).