Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber)

Order: Ciconiiformes | Family: Threskiornithidae  | IUCN Status: Least Concern

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Caracas, Venezuela

Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Caracas, Venezuela

Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data

Age: Sub-Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. No Data.

Identification & Behavior: ~63 cm (25 in). As its name indicates, the adult Scarlet Ibis is bright scarlet with black tips on the first four primary flight feathers; usually visible in flight. It has red legs and reddish-pink facial skin and beak. Juvenile birds are brown with reddish bill and legs. Birds acquire the scarlet color gradually. Adult birds are unmistakable.  Juvenile birds are similar to a juvenile White Ibis but their ranges do not overlap in Peru.

Status: The Scarlet Ibis has recently been documented on the Putumayo River, which is the border between the countries of Peru and Colombia. It also occurs in Co.

Name in Spanish: Corocoro Escarlata.

Sub-species: Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber), Linnaeus (1758).

Meaning of Name: Eudocimus: Gr. Eu=good, dokimos=excellent. ruber: L. ruber, rubra= red, ruddy.

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Distribution Map


    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. on 11/09/2014.