Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) - HBW 1, p. 501
French: Ibis rouge
Spanish: Corocoro Rojo
Taxonomy: Scolopax rubra Linnaeus, 1758, America = Bahamas ex Catesby.
Forms superspecies with E. albus; recent proposal to merge them into single species, on basis of close morphological and ecological similiraties and relatively frequent natural hybridization in zone of overlap in Venezuela, where over 40 mixed pairs recorded; another view is that they may simply be colour morphs. Monotypic.
Distribution: N & E Colombia and E Ecuador to N Venezuela, the Guianas and coastal Brazil as far as Amazon Delta; non breeding visitor to Margarita I and Trinidad, where formerly bred; formerly also coastal Brazil S to Paraná; recent recolonization of Santos Bay, São Paulo.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 26 videos
An individual preening and bathing. Locality Parc Pairi Daiza (Paradisio), Cambron-Casteau, Brugelette, Hainaut Province, Belgium (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 June 2010 3 years ago 29 sec 4.5
A bird looks around from its perch, a second descends to drink; another sits on its nest. Locality Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Joe Angseesing 23 July 2007 5 years ago 41 sec 4.5
A bird in transition plumage, walking on the water. Locality Parc Pairi Daiza (Paradisio), Cambron-Casteau, Brugelette, Hainaut Province, Belgium (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 June 2010 3 years ago 22 sec 4.5
adult at Cano Manamo close to the coast Locality Caño Manamo, Delta Amacuro State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 11 August 2013 1 year ago 21 sec 4.3
Birds walking and feeding. Locality Jurong Bird Park, Singapore (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 15 October 2009 4 years ago 47 sec 4.3
An adult and a juvenile were video taped while perched on a forest edge in La Escorzonera pond. Locality Hato Piñero, Cojedes State, Venezuela
DAVID ASCANIO 5 February 2011 3 years ago 38 sec 4.1
PhotosSee all 86 photos
Two birds fighting
Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Lutz Dürselen 16 February 2011 5 weeks ago 4.5
Locality São Vicente, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 19 May 2011 2 years ago 4.4
Scharlachsichler (Eudocimus ruber)
lambrigger 11 weeks ago 4.3
A individual looking for feed.
Locality Laguna de Tacarigua National Park, Barlovento, Miranda State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Eduardo López 29 September 2007 5 years ago 4.3
A young bird
Locality Bioparco, Roma, Lazio Region, Italy
raniero massoli-novelli 19 February 2013 1 year ago 4.1
In the middle of the Scarlet Ibis roost a Great Egret pops out like an anomaly.
Locality Caroni Swamp, Caroni, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago (Monotypic species)
Mario Davalos 15 November 2013 9 weeks ago 4
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