Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Bostrychia
Family: Plataleidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
hagedash
NOTES

A large, heavily built bird to 76 cm which spends most of its time on the ground probing for food with its long bill. Occurs in small parties or large flocks. Well known raucous call. Eats small animals. Nest a platform of sticks in tree branches.


AUTHORITY
(Latham, 1790)
Sub Author
Conservation
Red Data Listed: Least Concern
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Appears dull from a distance but has metallic sheen on back and wing coverts. The long recurved bill is black with crimson along the top, the legs are dull red
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Hadeda ibis
Hadeda
Ibis
Habitat
NOTES: Found in areas where the vegetation is very short
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Seen feeding in farmlands
HABITAT NAME: Farm lands
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Hagedashia hagedash



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