Scarlet Ibis

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Scarlet Ibis

Eudocimus ruber
Ibises have distinctive beaks that reflect their eating habits. The long narrow, down-curved beak probes through the mud, finding small creatures that are hidden from view. To afford greater protection against predators, the scarlet ibis gathers in large breeding colonies and roosts high up in the trees close to water.
Fact file:

Nest: Large, flat platform of sticks

Habitat: Coastal wetlands in northern South America

Diet: Small crayfish, snails, amphibians

Current Range: Eastern South America