(Eudocimus ruber)

FUN FACT

In the wild, Scarlet Ibis have been known to follow behind foraging ducks, catching and eating any insects disturbed by the ducks' passage.

Distribution

Tropical South America and the Caribbean Islands.

Habitat

Wetlands and coastal areas.

Diet

Insects, mollusks, and other small crustaceans.

Breeding

Status

Not Under Threat (Least Concern)

At the Aviary

See the Scarlet Ibis in our Wetlands of the Americas exhibit.