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 Post subject: Ibis: Hadeda Ibis
Unread postPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:37 pm 
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Hadeda Ibis (Bostrychia hagebash)

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Other names:
Afrikaans: Hadeda
German: Hagedasch-Ibis
French: Ibis hagedash
Portuguese: Singanga
Dutch: Hadada-ibis

This paragraph by Anthony Schneider taken from this site put a smile to my face and a laugh in my belly as I realised that he was actually talking about W@H and WTM

In Johannesburg, and on the beaches and savannas of southern Africa, it is the hadeda ibis, not the rooster, whose song, if it can be called that, announces morning. Har-har-har, he calls. Loud, raucous, guttural, the hadeda’s cacophonous call sounds like drunk men laughing. Har-har-ha-de-da.

Imagine a middle-aged man, grumpy and barrel-chested. He drinks too much, yells too often, laughs a lot but is quick to anger. Now put feathers on him and stick him in a tree. Give him avian vision, a long curved bill, and a Red Sox fan's hoarse yawp—and hello, hadeda.


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This bird has spread westwards and is now found daily along the Elsieskraal river reserve in Pinelands, Cape Town.

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That is cute, restio :)
They like to sit on my wall and even eat from the dog's bowl in the kitchen :shock:
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I have a question:

Is it possible that a hadeda can take fish from a pond?

I have one that visits my pond every day - it bathes, drink water and eats any leftover fish pellets. Lots of people have told me that it will catch my fish but I find that hard to believe!?


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From what I've read they go for insects and worms, so it looks like your fish may be safe. But this is wildlife and animals and birds don't read the books.

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According to answers.com they feed on
"Insects and other small invertebrates, along with small fish and reptiles."

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Thanx Saraf and Matthys for responding.
What I would really like to know is if someone actually have seen a Hadeda catching fish.
Mine had babies - there is about 60+ of them - so I wouldn't even notice if a few of them disappear. It is just difficult for me to imagine that a Hadeda can be quick enough to grab one.


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naomi c wrote:
Thanx Saraf and Matthys for responding.
What I would really like to know is if someone actually have seen a Hadeda catching fish.
Mine had babies - there is about 60+ of them - so I wouldn't even notice if a few of them disappear. It is just difficult for me to imagine that a Hadeda can be quick enough to grab one.


In my old house in Mooinooi (North west province) my stoep overlooked the neighbours overgrown green fishpond that only had noisy frogs and tadpoles in it. But are often saw Hadedas around the edge but never catching anything. there was a hammerkop that for a while had supper there every night.

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 Post subject: Hadeda Ibis
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I have two Hadeda (look like a couple) who have become a daily addition to my garden as they have taken to eating my dogs' biscuits. Should I be concerned as this is quite a deviation from their "normal" dietery intake.


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 Post subject: Re: Hadeda Ibis
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Kimink wrote:
I have two Hadeda (look like a couple) who have become a daily addition to my garden as they have taken to eating my dogs' biscuits. Should I be concerned as this is quite a deviation from their "normal" dietery intake.


No problem for them, they eat lizards, snails, insects etc. your feeding bill might see a sharp increase though :D

My vet even recommended little cat pellets to supplement the diet of some of my garden rescues.


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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi guys,

Sorry to spam you, but reach the addo part of our trip. So again some ID's?

3. Some kind of waterbird?

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi Basde-vos - welcome to the forum.

I think your birds are the following:

3. Hadeda Ibis

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I agree with all of them dave :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Identification Help - General Birds
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Hi all,

Need some id help again. All pics where made in Cape of Good Hope.

1. I would think this is a Hadeba Ibis. Same kind of bird as I posted before. Correct?

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