South America and Caribbean Islands.
They inhabit wetlands and other areas of shoreline. They also range through mud flats, shorelines, mangroves, marshes and rainforest.
Extinct in the Wild
When flying, they form a V-shape. This makes flying easier, and occasionally the bird at the front changes to reduce the fatigue this bird experiences. When flying, the neck and legs are stretched out.
The Scarlett Ibis gets its bright red color from the carotenoids present in its staple-food crustaceans.