Eudocimus – Ibises

This small genus contains a bird that can serve as a traffic red traffic signal!

They are medium-sized wading birds of the New World. They have a curved bills, which they use to fetch out prey by poking their bills deep into the mud. Scarlet ibises eat most bugs, especially scarabs and ground beetles. They also eat shrimp, small crabs, mollusks, and other crustaceans.

They are distributed throughout Central and South America. Being gregarious and social birds, they live in groups of at least thirty. Members stay close, and mating pairs tend to place their nests in the same tree near each other.