Scarlet ibis

My color makes me easyer to spot than my cousin the sacred ibis

about scralet ibis

Scientific name :

Endocimus ruber

Common name :

Scarlet ibis

Native to :

from USA south-east to Brasil south-east

Size :

61 cm

Wingspan :

1 meter

Lifespan :

16 years

Weight :

750 to 900 g

Diet :

Shellfish and aquatic invertebrates. Its color come from what it is eating, like the flamingo

Reproduction :

It nest in colony, the mâle fight over courtship ritual area. It lay 3 to 5 eggs that hatch after 19 to 23 days

Location in the Tropicale Reserve :

roam freely in the greenhouse, mainly hanging next to the birds ilands

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