#WingedJewels . . . The scarlet ibis.

The scarlet ibis inhabits tropical South America and part of the Caribbean.
Mating pairs build nests in a simple style, typically “loose platforms of sticks” of a quality sometimes described as “artless”. They roost in leaf canopies, mostly preferring the convenient shelter of young waterside mangrove trees. Scarlet ibises like wet, muddy areas such as swamps, but for safety they build their nests in trees well above the water. If they can, they nest on islands, where their eggs and chicks are less likely to be in danger from predators. (Wikipedia)

photo credit: Dennis Jarvis – https://www.flickr.com/people/archer10/

Text and image source: The birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=277941263890712&id=100050245220194

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