Scarlet Ibis

Eudocimus ruber

NATURAL HABITAT
The Scarlet Ibis lives in mudflats, estuaries, shorelines and shallow bay areas.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Crustaceans, mollusks, fish, insects, frogs and small snakes
IN THE ZOO – Meat, fish, insects and grain

FASCINATING FACTS

  • 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