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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