Eudocimus albus x ruber
White-scarlet ibis hybrid
Not native to Florida
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