[Eudocimus ruber]
  Habitat: Mud flats, estuaries, shorelines, and shallow bays
  Size: 30" 
  Weight: 1.4 lbs
  Wingspan: 12"
  Average Lifespan: 20 years
  Incubation Period: 19-23 days
  Number of Young: 3-5

Scarlet Ibis 


 

  - As with flamingos, the brilliant red color of the scarlet ibis comes from carotene found in the crustaceans on which they eat.
  - Ibis are rather quiet, only grunting or croaking on breeding grounds.
  - Ibis are an ancient species with fossil records going back 60 million years.
  - The scarlet ibis is the national bird of Trinidad and Tobago.

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