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The Scarlet Ibis Full Story
The Scarlet Ibis is also called as Eudocimus Ruber which is an ibis bird from Threskiornithidae bird family. Scarlet Ibis bird lives in Tropical South America and the Caribbean islands. For Trinidad and Tobago, Ibis is one of the two national birds. scarlet ibis resembles other 27 extant species of Ibis family, But Scarlet Ibis bird color makes it unique. This is the medium size bird which is hardy, productive bird and around the world, it has protected status. Because, throughout the world, this Ibis is protected and in addition, IUCN officials have declared the Ibis as the least concern on the Red list of International Union for Conversation of Nature. This scarlet bird has been included on the national list of endangered species in Brazil.
Scarlet Bird Breed
For Trinidad and Tobago, Cocrico and Ibis bird are considered as the national birds. On the Trinidad and Tobago coat of arms, Cocrico and Scarlet birds are featured. The Cocrico species inhabited in Colombia, Tobago, Venezuela places. As per the records, from the past 15 years, Scarlet Ibis was not associated on Tobago but it is associated with Trinidad. Scarlet Ibis is a companionable and sociable species which is most brilliant in searching for food and the scarlet bird is also very protective. Ibis bird inhabits in a flock of more than 30. All the birds stay close in the same tree, Built their nests in close to other pairs also. During flights and feedings, scarlet ibis has companion more with other storks, egrets, herons, ducks etc.
Ibis Bird Diet / Feeding:
Red Ibis probes their food under the plants and soft mud with their long and skinny bills. As per the recent studies in Llanos, This bird diet contains insects but this bird takes majorly shrimp, scarabs and ground beetles. The American White Ibis have differed, it probes same as Scarlet but it consumes fish, crustaceans, and bugs. But, they consume many shrimps and also some other crabs, crustaceans. The red pigmentation of the scarlet bird is due to the intake of a large quantity of Red shrimps and Shellfish which contains astaxanthin and carotenoid. To maintain the scarlet color, the zoo committee will provide the vegetable diet for this bird which contains beetroot and carrot. The Scarlet bird is very aggressive when any other species stealing their food scarlet will attack and fight with them to protect their food.
The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst Full Story
The American James Hurst author has used the ibis bird as an erudite symbol and released the scarlet ibis short story. “The scarlet ibis by James Hurst” has composed on 1960. The Scarlet bird is a very big range, and the ibis bird colonies are inhabited throughout the large places of Caribbean islands and South America. In addition, native congregations found in vast areas of Brazil; Colombia; French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; and Venezuela, as well as the islands of the Netherlands Antilles. At rainforest, soft mud, wet flats, shoreline and also many other marshy habitats scarlet birds are gathering. In Llanos region, the highest concentrations are found and the red ibis bird unique conspicuous and prolific in the Llanos region.