Wild Florida Photo
Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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Eudocimus albus x ruber
WHITE-SCARLET IBIS HYBRID
Not native to Florida
This is a hybrid of white ibis and scarlet ibis.
The scarlet ibis(Eudocimus ruber) is native to South America, mostly the northeast coast, and a few Caribbean islands. Vagrants or escapes from captivity are occasionally found in South Florida. Pink or multi-colored, as is seen here, hybrids are known to sometimes occur.
For more information on white ibis, see the Wild Florida Photo Eudocimus albus page.