Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) in flight over the mudflats at Mon Repos, Guyana. (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

The Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) is a brilliant scarlet red over its whole body, the only non-scarlet regions restricted to the distal third of the outer four primaries, the eye, and the bill, which are black.

The Scarlet Ibis is restricted to the northern third of South America where it occupies a number of aquatic habitats, ranging from mangrove swamps, tidal mudflats, shallow lakes, and anthropogenic wetlands. It feeds mainly on crustaceans. It is often very common and can been seen in large foraging flocks.

The Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) is a brilliant scarlet red over its whole body, the only non-scarlet regions restricted to the distal third of the outer four primaries, the eye, and the bill, which are black.

The Scarlet Ibis is restricted to the northern third of South America where it occupies a number of aquatic habitats, ranging from mangrove swamps, tidal mudflats, shallow lakes, and anthropogenic wetlands. It feeds mainly on crustaceans. It is often very common and can been seen in large foraging flocks.

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