Ibis is in the same order as storks and in the same subfamily as spoonbills. Ibis has an unmistakable beak which is adapted for feeding under water and mud. Nostrils are located at the base of the beak so that it can breathe even if the beak is covered with water or mud. It can feel its way to the prey like the spoonbill can.
The red ibis is very eye-catching with bright red feathers and legs. Juveniles have brown plumage. The change in feather color change from blue to red, because they consume crustaceans, through the digestive system and blood colors the new feathers.
It does not much sound to communicate with, however, the rattle of the beak by inconsistencies.