The Scarlet ibis (or Corocoro rojo, in Spanish) is found in to the North of South America, mainly on the coast. Frequent visitor to the islands of Margarita, Trinidad and Tobago, one of its characteristics is that it changes place when it reproduces from one season to another. Flocks gather in mangroves, fresh water lakes, superficial lakes or rice fields, their deep pink plumage and bluish-black wing tips make them quite outstanding.
The neck and head (not many feathers) are paler than the rest of the body. Their legs and feet are red (their claws are joined together with membrane); the beak is reddish or black (during breeding season), curved and being longer and thicker in male adults. The ibis is brown with a red colour circumference. Young ibis are normally brown so that they are camouflaged from their predators (when they get older they change to deep pink typical to their species). The scarlet ibis is a sociable bird and likes to search for food and spend the night in large colonies of several thousand individuals (often congregating with other birds such as herons and egrets. Migrating in flocks with a flight pattern that alternates between wing flapping and gliding simultaneously. Its song is shrill, sharp and noisy, although infrequently heard.