Scarlet Ibis Skull Replica

$121.00

The Scarlet Ibis, sometimes called red ibis, (Eudocimus ruber) is a species of ibis in the bird family Threskiornithidae. It inhabits tropical South America and part of the Caribbean.

Description

Scarlet Ibis Skull Replica measures 8.0 inches. Scarlet Ibis Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a birdwatching teaching tool, museum bird skull exhibit, home décor bird skull, or office décor skull.

The Scarlet ibis or Eudocimus ruber is a species of ibis in the bird family Threskiornithidae. It inhabits tropical South America and islands of the Caribbean.

Adult 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. A small but reliable marking, these wingtips are a rich inky black (or occasionally dark blue) and are found only on the longest primaries.

Otherwise the birds’ coloration is a vivid orange-red, almost luminous in quality. Scarlet ibis or Eudocimus ruber have red bills and feet however the bill is sometimes blackish, especially toward the end. They have a long, narrow, de-curved bill. Their legs and neck are long and extended in flight.

Scarlet ibis or Eudocimus ruber adult 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.

A small but reliable marking, these wingtips are a rich inky black (or occasionally dark blue) and are found only on the longest primaries – otherwise the birds’ coloration is a vivid orange-red, almost luminous in quality.

A juvenile scarlet ibis or Eudocimus ruber is a mix of grey, brown, and white. As it grows, a heavy diet of red crustaceans produces the scarlet coloration.

The color change begins with the juvenile’s second moult, around the time it begins to fly: the change starts on the back and spreads gradually across the body while increasing in intensity over a period of about two years.

The scarlet ibis or Eudocimus ruber is the only shorebird with red coloration in the world.

Scarlet ibises are carnivores and mainly feed on insects, especially scarabs and ground beetles. They also consume shrimp, small crabs, mollusks, and other crustaceans.

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8.0 in
Scarlet Ibis Facts

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Pelecaniformes
Family: Threskiornithidae
Genus: Eudocimus
Species: E. ruber
Binomial name: Eudocimus ruber
Conservation status: Least concern