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The Scarlet Ibis

The Scarlet Ibis

by James Hurst

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The scarlet ibis is one of the national birds of Trinidad and Tobago, a country in the West Indies on the Caribbean Sea. (Source)

Scarlet ibises are born brown. Their feathers turn red because of red pigment in the food they eat. What we want to know is, if they stop eating crustaceans, will their feathers change colors again? This is a good question for your biology teacher. (Source)

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