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The Scarlet Ibis is a species of ibis that lives in tropical South America and is completely scarlet-colored, except for black wing-tips. It is very closely related to the White Ibis; sometimes the two species hybridize, resulting in pink offspring.
Scarlet Ibises nest in trees and lay two to four eggs per breeding season. A juvenile Scarlet Ibis is grey and white and gradually develops its scarlet plumage after eating red crabs.
The Scarlet Ibis has a fairly large natural range, and a conservation status of Least Concern as of September 2014.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 15 July 2009|
|Scientific Name||Eudocimus ruber|
|Birdorable Family||Egrets & Other Waders|
(as of 29 March 2017)
21.5 to 27.5 inches
36 to 38 inches