adult; no sexual dimrphism (Zoo; 2008-11-30)

Scarlet Ibis
Eudocimus ruber

Native Range: South America

Notes: nearly identical to White Ibis except for the striking difference in plumage color; introduced and/or escaped specimens into North America sometimes are seen in southern Florida; can hybridize with White Ibis to produce rosy-pink offspring.

scarlet red plumage; reddish legs; spreading toes (Zoo; 2011-11-20)

posing for a portrait (Zoo; 2011-11-20)

long decurved bill (Zoo; 2011-11-20)

an unmistakable species (Zoo; 2011-11-20)

note jet-black wingtips, which are more visible in flight (Zoo; 2011-11-20)

parading for a portrait (Zoo; 2011-11-20)
coming in for a landing; note the black on wing-tips (Zoo; 2012-09-19)