Of the same species [1].


The American White Ibis and Scarlet Ibis are considered conspecific[2][3] leaving modern science divided over their taxonomy. The two birds each have exactly the same bones, claws, beaks, feather arrangements and other features – their one marked difference lies in their pigmentation.[4] Traditional taxonomy has regarded the two as separate and distinct.[4] [note A]


  1. ^ Simpson & Day (1999). A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia, 6th Edition. Penguin. ISBN 0-691-04995-5. 
  2. ^ Ramo, Cristina; Busto, Benjamin (1987). "Hybridization Between the Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus ruber) and the White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) in Venezuela". Colonial Waterbirds. 10 (1): 111–14. doi:10.2307/1521240.  edit
  3. ^ Kushlan, James A.; Bildstein, Keith L. (February 10, 2009). "White Ibis". Birds of North America Online. Cornell University. Retrieved 12 December 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Zahl, Paul A. (1954). Coro-Coro: The World of the Scarlet Ibis. Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill Co. pp. 192–193. OCLC 799120. 

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