Welcome Baby Ibis!

24th March 2012

The Latin name for the Scarlet Ibis is Eudocimus ruber, which loosely translated means “famous red”. This awesome bird is also closely related to our rather noisy “Hadeda Ibis”. Ibises use curved slender bills to forage for food in shallow water, mud and grass. Fossil records of the Ibises have been dated back 60 million years.
Our little Scarlet Ibis babies are a mixture of brown, white and grey at the moment and as they grow their balanced diet will ensure that they acquire their vivid scarlet plumage at roughly 24 months old. Please come and visit our sanctuary to view these awesome birds and all our other beautiful birds living within a “living forest experience”.

Wriite by Charleen Thomson for Birds of Eden