Hadada ibises are long-legged wading birds who belong to the same
order as herons, storks, and flamingos. Ibises were buried with ancient
Egyptian mummies as gifts to their gods. Hadadas are so named because
of their loud call while in flight, “Haa-daa-daa.” They
prefer to nest in isolation, unlike other more social ibises that
gather in nesting sites consisting of thousands of birds. While adapted
to wetland habitats, the hadada is more terrestrial (living on land)
than aquatic (living in water). When feeding in water, ibises use
their down-curved bills to locate food by touch rather than sight.
|Carnivore. Insects, millipedes, spiders, worms,
fish, crustaceans, and small reptiles.
|Around permanent waters, grasslands, savannahs,
in tropical regions of Africa.