Eudocimus Skull Replica or Scarlet Ibis measures 8.0 inches. Scarlet Ibis Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw).

The Eudocimus or Scarlet ibis (Eudocimus ruber) is a species of ibis in the bird family Threskiornithidae.

It inhabits tropical South America and part of the Caribbean. In form, it resembles most of the other twenty-seven extant species of Ibis, but its remarkably brilliant scarlet coloration makes it unmistakable.

It is one of the two national birds of Trinidad and Tobago, and its Tupi–Guarani name, guará, is part of the name of several municipalities along the coast of Brazil.

This medium-sized wader is a hardy, numerous, and prolific bird, and it has protected status around the world.

Adult Eudocimus or Scarlet Ibis plumage is virtually all scarlet. The feathers may show various tints and shades, but only the tips of their wings deviate from their namesake color.

Eudocimus or Scarlet ibis mating pairs build nests in a simple style, typically loose platforms of sticks. They roost in leaf canopies, mostly preferring the convenient shelter of young waterside mangrove trees.

Scarlet ibises like wet, muddy areas such as swamps, but for safety they build their nests in trees well above the water.

If they can, they nest on islands, where their eggs and chicks are less likely to be in danger from predators.

To attract a female, the male will perform a variety of mating rituals such as preening, shaking, bill popping, head rubbing, and high flights.

After a gestation period of five to six days, the female lays a clutch of three to five smooth, matte eggs which typically incubate for 19 to 23 days. After a successful courtship, pairs remain faithful and cohabitant, sharing parental responsibilities for the young.

In southeastern Brazil, the ibises gather in colonies in mid-September and build nests at the beginning of November. Egg laying within the colony was synchronous, with female birds laying eggs in three waves in early November, late December and late January.

The Eudocimus or Scarlet ibis is a sociable and gregarious bird, and very communally-minded regarding the search for food and the protection of the young.

They live in flocks of thirty or more. Members stay close, and mating pairs arrange their nests in close proximity to other pairs in the same tree.

For protection, Eudocimus or Scarlet ibis flocks often congregate in large colonies of several thousand individuals.

They also regularly participate in mixed flocks, gaining additional safety through numbers with storks, spoonbills, egrets, herons and ducks during feedings and flights.