- Eudocimus ruber
56-71 cm (22-28 in)
- Scarlet plumage
- Black wing-tips
- Long curved bill
- Greyish-white with gradual change to scarlet
Introduced/escaped birds are occasionally seen in Florida and possibly elsewhere.
Mangrove swamps, lagoons and coastal mudflats.
The stick nest is built by both adults. The clutch consists of 2-4 dull green, brown streaked eggs which are incubated for 23 days.
The diet includes crustaceans and similar small marine animals.
National bird of Trinidad.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Scarlet Ibis. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 9 December 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Scarlet_Ibis
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