Scarlet Ibis

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Scarlet Ibis

Digging In to Eat What a long bill this bird has—the better to eat with! A hungry scarlet ibis pokes its long bill into squishy mud along shorelines, feeling for food.

Scarlet Ibis

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The scarlet ibis is the national bird of the island of Trinidad and Tobago

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My Long LegsA scarlet ibis’s long legs let it wade in the water without getting much of its body wet. That is important, because wet skin loses body heat.

More about MeStaying warm is important, too, even for tropical birds like these. When scarlet ibises need to rest, they fly to nearby trees and perch there.


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