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SCARLET IBIS
Eudocimus ruber

Range:
Northern South American and Central America

The bright red color of the Scarlet Ibis makes the bird strikingly beautiful. The Scarlet Ibis gets its color from the pigment of the crustacean bodies, in which they feed. Both genders of the Scarlet Ibis have red coloring. The red color intensifies as the birds grow older. The Scarlet Ibis has a long necks and a curved bill. The Scarlet Ibis is sociable bird who enjoy to travel and breed in flocks.





Habitat: Rainforest and tropical regions
Diet: Crustaceans, insects, fish, seeds, and fruits
Status: Least Concern (IUCN)
Approximate Dimensions of Adult:

Length: 22-24 in.

Weight: 3 lbs.  

Lifespan: Up to 20 years
Reproduction & Offspring: Lays 2-4 eggs at a time

 

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