Scarlet ibis

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A clearly visible bird!

This ibis is easily identifiable by its bright red color, which nevertheless varies according to populations, season and food. Only the tips of its wings are blue-black! It also has a long curved beak, characteristic of ibis.
It is encountered in areas where water is present: mangroves, estuaries, swamps …

At La Barben, a group of ibis took their place in the aviary in front of the sheep. You will certainly be seduced by their vibrant color!

Latin name: Eudocimus ruber
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Size: 55 – 76 cm wingspan 90 – 101 cm
Weight: 0.7 – 0.9 kg
Lifespan: 20 years
Incubation: 19 – 23 days
Number of eggs: 3 – 5
Habitat: tropical swamp forests
Diet: insectivore, piscivore
Distribution: coasts of South America, from Colombia to northern Argentina. Migrator in the West Indies, Central America and the southern United States.
Conservation status: Least concern