SCARLET IBIS

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Eudocimus ruber

HABITAT:  Subtropical/Tropical forests, mangrove vegetation, wetlands, bogs, marshes, peatlands, and permanent freshwater lakes of South American from Venezuela to Brazil..

CONSERVATION STATUS:  Least Concern

FUN FACT:  Ibises are wading birds that use their curved beaks to probe shallow waters when foraging.  The red coloring of the scarlet ibis comes from the carotene found in the crustaceans that it consumes. 

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