tourismttThe National Birds, which are represented on the Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago, are: The Scarlet Ibis which represents Trinidad, and
The Cocrico which represents Tobago.
Both birds are protected by law.
The largest habitat of the Scarlet Ibis (Eudocimus Ruber) is the Caroni Swamp, in Central Trinidad. As if by some command, flock after flock will come in and transform the mangroves into ‘Christmas’ tress. The Scarlet Ibis birds dominate the crown while Egrets and Herons and other species of birds use the centre and lower sections of the roosting tree. This is an awesome sight, iridescent in the colours of red, white and black in their roosting area in the Caroni swamp.
The Scarlet Ibis has been protected by law since 1965. This beautiful bird is brown when young and its colour changes to bright red when fully mature. The striking red plumage owes its colour to the diet of tiny crustaceans found within the swamp.
- gabrielleagostiniGreat shot up close! 💕
- aquaholicsttGreat pic!!
- ralfschmitzofficialPerfekt ✌
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