Wild Florida Photo - Eudocimus albus x ruber - White-scarlet ibis hybrid

Eudocimus albus x ruber

White-scarlet ibis hybrid

Not native to Florida

Alachua Co. FL 02/11/17

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This is a hybrid of white ibis and scarlet ibis.
The scarlet ibis(Eudocimus ruber) is native to South America, mostly the northeast coast, and a few Caribbean islands. Vagrants or escapes from captivity are occasionally found in South Florida. Pink or multi-colored, as is seen here, hybrids are known to sometimes occur.
For more information on white ibis, see the Wild Florida Photo Eudocimus albus page.


Eudocimus albus x ruber is a member of the Threskiornithidae - Ibises and Spoonbills family.

Other species of the Eudocimus genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  Eudocimus albus - WHITE IBIS

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
This hybrid at the Bird Hybrids project blog

Date record last modified: Nov 11, 2018

Paul Rebmann Nature Photography at pixels.com