Their diet consists of beetles, shrimps, insects, molluscs, small fish, crayfish and amphibians.
Ibises can be found in aquatic habitats like swamps, wetlands and shallow lakes.
They live in mixed flocks of storks, herons, and ducks during feeding, flying, and protection.
Ibises are red due to their diet - it comes from the carotene in the crustaceans which they eat.
The Scarlet Ibis comes from South America and some of the Caribbean islands. They can be found in Argentina, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela and Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago.
They are very social birds – living in mixed flocks with other birds such as storks, herons and ducks while feeding and flying for protection. When flying they will move in a V formation which makes flying easier for them. Occasionally the bird in front will swap with another bird to stop them getting tired.
Their distinct long, thin and curved bills come in handy when they need to eat. The ibises will use their bills to probe under sand and plants to find food.
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