Scarlet Ibis

About the Scarlet Ibis

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 15 July 2009
Scientific Name
Eudocimus ruber
  • Ciconiiformes
  • Threskiornithidae
  • Eudocimus
  • E. ruber
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 30 September 2018)
LC
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Measurements
Units: Imperial / Metric
21.5 to 27.5 inches
36 to 38 inches
20.8 ounces

International Names

Brazilian Guará
Chinese 美洲红鹮
Czech Ibis Rudý
Danish Rød Ibis
Dutch Rode Ibis
Finnish Rubiini-iibis
French Ibis Rouge
German Scharlachsichler
Italian Ibis Scrlatto
Japanese ショウジョウトキ (Shoujoutok)
Norwegian Rødibis
Polish Ibis Szkarlatny
Russian Ибис красный или алый
Spanish Corocoro Rojo
Swedish Röd ibis
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