Scarlet ibis

The scarlet ibis has the scientific name Eudocimus ruber. This bright red bird can measure up to 70 centimetres.

Where to find them?

You can learn more about the scarlet ibis in the Wetlands habitat of Oceanogràfic.

General aspects

The plumage of these birds varies from brown when they are young, to a beautiful scarlet red when reaching adulthood. They have a very long, curved bill which serves to move sludge and search for their food.

Did you know...?

As with flamingos with their characteristic pink colour, they acquire their bright red colour from the crabs and prawns on which they feed.