Nonnatives - Scarlet Ibis

Scarlet Ibis - Eudocimus ruber

Florida's Exotic Wildlife. Species detail.

First year: 1880's

Extirpated year:

Established status: Species are present and breeding but for less than 10 years

Estimated Florida range: 51 counties  Not reported breeding

Statewide trend: Unknown status

Threats to natives:  Unknown

Species Account: This species is thought to occur in at least 24 counties. A detailed list of counties is not included.


Region First Year Extirpated Year Breeding status Notes
Northwest 1880's   Not reported breeding  
Northeast 1880's   Not reported breeding  
Southwest 1880's   Not reported breeding  
South 1880's   Not reported breeding  


Robertson, W. B., and G. E. Woolfenden. 1992. Florida bird species: an annotated list. Florida Ornithological Society, Gainesville, Florida, USA.

Stevenson, H. M., and B. H. Anderson. 1994. The birdlife of Florida. University Press of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA


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