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.
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VideosSee all 31 videos
adult walking on open grassland Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 21 May 2015 11 weeks ago 12 sec 4.3
An individual preening and bathing. Locality Parc Pairi Daiza (Paradisio), Cambron-Casteau, Brugelette, Hainaut Province, Belgium (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 4 June 2010 4 years ago 29 sec 4.3
adult at Cano Manamo close to the coast Locality Caño Manamo, Delta Amacuro State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 11 August 2013 2 years ago 21 sec 4.3
a flock of birds feeding together with Roseate Spoonbill Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 21 May 2015 11 weeks ago 6 sec 4.3
a couple of birds with a juvenil sitting in mangroves (Rhizaphora mangle) Locality Caño Pedernales, Delta Amacuro State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 28 May 2015 11 weeks ago 22 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
PhotosSee all 100 photos
A individual looking for feed.
Locality Laguna de Tacarigua National Park, Barlovento, Miranda State, Venezuela (Monotypic species)
Eduardo López 29 September 2007 6 years ago 4.4
Locality São Vicente, São Paulo State, Brazil
Lindolfo Souto 19 May 2011 3 years ago 4.4
Scharlachsichler (Eudocimus ruber)
lambrigger 48 weeks ago 4.3
Locality Cubatão, São Paulo State, Brazil
Claudia Brasileiro 30 November 2013 28 weeks ago 4.1
A young bird
Locality Bioparco, Roma, Lazio Region, Italy
raniero massoli-novelli 19 February 2013 2 years ago 4.1
Adults feeding on mudflats mid afternoon - so bright they were almost glowing!
Locality Waterloo, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago
Stu Elsom 5 April 2004 4 weeks ago 4
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