Ibis (Scarlet)

Scarlet ibis are bright red birds, with long, slender necks and long, curved bills. They have very long legs that help them to walk across mudflats and marshlands. Their bill is highly sensitive and can search out small creatures such as crustaceans, insects, fish and frogs in the mud. The bill changes colour throughout the […]

Iguana (Utila Spiny-Tailed)

The Utila spiny-tailed iguana is named after the single island it inhabits in Honduras and from the whorls of enlarged spiny scales around its tail. The male animals are not only much larger than the females but also have larger spines on their tails. Spiny-tailed iguanas inhabit just one small area of mangrove forest where […]

Iguana (Rhinoceros)

The rhinoceros iguana is also known as the horned ground iguana. These common names are a reference to the enlarged, horn-like scales found on the snout of the animal. Rhinoceros iguanas are active by day (diurnal) and like many reptiles spend the day in a mixture of basking in the sun to warm their bodies, […]

Ibis (Puna)

The Puna ibis comes from the uplands of the Central Andes where it is found living in poorly drained and marshy areas, streams and ponds. Large numbers have also been observed visiting the Peruvian coast in May-September and feeding on the mudflats. Puna ibis are carnivorous and use their long curved bill to probe the […]

Ibis (Northern Bald)

The Northern bald ibis, Hermit ibis or Waldrapp ibis was once commonly found all over North Africa and Europe south of the Alps. It is now restricted to small wild populations in Morocco and Syria. These two populations are genetically distinct and behave differently, too. The Moroccan population lives in the same area all year […]