The Scarlet Ibis - The True Red Bird
The Reddest Bird in the World
The Scarlet Ibis is considered the reddest bird in the world.
Although its habitat is primarily in South America, you can see them in almost all zoos in every country.
They are plentiful although they are a protected species.
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"It was in the clove of seasons, summer was dead but autumn had not been born, that the ibis lit in the bleeding tree."
From "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst
All about the Scarlet Ibis
The Scarlet Ibis lives primarily in South America in the Llanas region, between Venezuela and Colombia.
I am not sure about your travel plans, but it is not the safest place to visit and I don't ever see myself visiting.
Once in a while errant Scarlet Ibis will end up in other countries and further North. A short story by James Hurst, "The Scarlet Ibis," was about an errant Scarlet Ibis.
The Scarlet Ibis is not shy with humans and has been known to attack them. You will see a video of one of these encounters below.
The male and the female are both bright red, unlike other species where the female is usually pale in comparison. The young Scarlet Ibis has little or no color, probably to help protect it from predators.
Please enjoy these photos and the website.
Have you ever heard of the Scarlet Ibis?
Is this your first encounter with the Scarlet Ibis?
A Stunning Scarlet Ibis Video
Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago - With the Scarlet Ibis!
More Scarlet Ibis Videos
More Video of the Scarlet Ibis
The Big Year - One of the Funniest Movies about Bird Watching that you will ever see.
I had no idea that this movie was even out until I saw it at the rental store.
This movie has three of the funniest comedians in Hollywood and is about their quest to be the biggest birder.
They travel all over the world to either see or photograph as many bird species as possible.
The whole movie is clean fun and I would highly recommend it.
Scarlet Ibis - John James Audubon Depiction - Somewhere between 1827-1838
Attack of the Scarlet Ibis - Ever been attacked by a bird?
Scarlet Ibis - by Susan Hahn
While there is a short story called "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, this is a book of several poems that intertwine with the main poem about the Scarlet Ibis.
Very nicely done and would make a great gift for a Birder.