The "corocoro roja", local name for the red ibis, is a species of gregarious bird. Colonies can grow to several thousand individuals. Breeding takes place at the height of the rainy season, from March to July. After a short display, the scarlet ibis builds a rudimentary nest.
Young, the Scarlet Ibis has a black back and a white belly. It is only after 2 years that it turns completely red. The scarlet ibis can hybridize with other species of its genus, such as the white ibis.
The poaching of the Red Ibis has developed a lot, this bird being highly sought after for its predominantly red feathers with blue-black ends. The scarlet ibis has been protected for several years in some countries, notably in Suriname since 1955.
Two red ibis subspecies are found from Florida to Brazil via the Pacific coast of Central America and the Greater Antilles.
Mudflats, coastal lagoons, seafront mangroves
Mudflats, coastal lagoons and seafront mangroves
Its colour is due to the carotenoids (pigments) found in its food, shellfish mainly.
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