Birdorable Scarlet Ibis

Baby Birdorable: Scarlet Ibis

June 18th, 2010 in Baby Birds, Ibises 5 comments

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Scarlet Ibis. Male Scarlet Ibises attract mates by performing a courtship display. They nest in large colonies; each nest will typically contain two to three eggs. Juvenile Scarlet Ibises lack the bright coloring of adult birds. The pigmentation comes from the food they eat: algae and small crustaceans. Through the following pictures, you can see different stages in the plumage as the Scarlet Ibis grows into adulthood.

Scarlet ibis
Scarlet ibis by floridapfe
Baby Scarlet Ibis, before he gets all scarlety
Baby Scarlet Ibis, before he gets all scarlety by Liesel's Easel
A juvenile Scarlet Ibis
A juvenile Scarlet Ibis by Danette's Photos
Scarlet Ibis Juvenile
Scarlet Ibis Juvenile by Scott Hanko
Juvenile Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)
Juvenile Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) by JJSnickers
Scarlet Ibis-Juvenile
Scarlet Ibis-Juvenile by Dougson

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Scarlet Ibis t-shirts & gifts!