Hadeda Ibis

Hadeda Ibis Hadeda Ibis

 

Summary:

The Hadeda Ibis is an indigenous species. Large, raucous bird which has its name from the sound it makes. Usually gregarious in groups of 5-20 birds. Forage on the ground by probing with their long bill or picking from the surface. Roosts in trees or on power pylons.

Habitat:
  • Mostly found on Highlands and dry areas.
  • Also on grasslands, savannas, bushveld, forest edges, large gardens, playing fields and airfields.
  • On rare occasions at marshes and sources of inland water.
Breeding:
  • Roosts in trees or on power pylons.
  • Nest made of flimsy sticks and grass.
  • Usually nests up high in trees, on hillside or riverbank, cliff and sometimes on telephone pole.
Damage:
  • Degrade the aesthetics of potentially neat and beautiful buildings.
  • Very loud, raucous birds.
  • Feaces build-up in dams and around trees can cause severe damage resulting in fish and trees dying.
  • Theft of pet food.
Control:

Eagle Eye Silver

FlashFLag Silver

 

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