Large bird with long beak, likes to eat insects, small reptiles and snakes.
Indigenous to Southern Africa. Lives in wetlands, grasslands, forests, urban areas and on the coast.
Image by Belinda Dobie
The Hadeda Ibis likes to forage on the ground,
Small reptiles, snakes and insects as they run around.
The Hadeda Ibis has one mate for life,
It truly loves its rowdy wife.
The Hadeda Ibis green eggs do lay,
Between 1 and 5 on a good day.
The Hadeda Ibis nests in tree tops up high,
They use large wings up there to fly.
The Hadeda Ibis grows two and half feet tall,
They weigh 1.25kg that is all.
The Hadeda Ibis lives in Southern Africa’s wetlands,
Enjoying forests, grasslands along with beach sands.
The Hadeda Ibis does have a weakness sad to say,
In urban areas it loves to play.
The Hadeda Ibis is said to be a pest,
Making noises and a big mess.
But beauty being in the eye of the beholder,
I’ll vote for the Hadeda Ibis to be much bolder.
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