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Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis

Scientific name: Eudocimus ruber
Order: Ciconiiformes

The Scarlet Ibis inhabits tropical South America and also Trinidad and Tobago. It is the national bird of Trinidad and is featured on the Trinidad and Tobago coat of arms along with Tobago's national bird, the Rufous-vented Chachalaca.

Their diet consists of frogs, reptiles and crustaceans. A juvenile Scarlet Ibis is grey and white. As it grows, the ingestion of red crustaceans in the tropical swamps gradually produces the characteristic scarlet plumage.

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Canon EOS-1D Mark III ,Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/500s f/6.7 at 600mm (EF 300mm + EF 2x TC) ISO 800 full exif

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