grey-brown plumage; glossy wing; decurved bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Hadada Ibis
Bostrychia hagedash

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a stout grey-brown ibis with glossy green wings and a rather short decurved bill; gets its name from the loud ha da da da call-notes that it issues especially on flight to and from roosting areas.

wing gloss depends on light; some red on bill (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

frontal view; darker brown above, lighter below (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

swallowing a food morsel (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

walking on the grass and posing for picture (South Africa; 2007-06-30)