Scarlet Ibis Eudocimus ruber
The Scarlet Ibis lives in mudflats, estuaries, shorelines and shallow bay areas
Diet in the wild
Crustaceans, mollusks, fish, insects, frogs and small snakes
Diet at the Zoo
Meat, fish, insects and grain
- Live up to 20 years.
- Males and females guard the nest and help feed the chicks.
- Curved, slender bill allows them to probe into water, mud or grass for food.
- Fly in v-formation to decrease wind resistance for trailing birds, similar to the technique of drafting in car racing