The Hadada Ibis, Bostrychia hagedash, is native to sub-Saharan Africa. The pair of birds can be positively identified by the iridescent green wing feathers and the white stripe across its cheeks. Also the down-curved bill is greyish and the legs are black. The birds are monogamous and pair for life. The hadada ibises love open grasslands, urban parks and gardens. They feed on insects, spiders, millipedes, earthworms, garden snails and small lizards. Vaneezha Muniandi shared her photographs of the birds on the campus grounds of the Methodist College Kuala Lumpur. The college is located in Brickfields in the city, adjacent to the Klang River. The birds are in breeding plumage.
Read this post about the presence of Hadada ibises in Malaysia https://besgroup.org/2018/10/03/hadada-ibis/
View this You-tube Shorts which Vaneezha recorded with her handphone camera.
Also view Ng Di Lin’s You-tube Shorts of a Hadada Ibis calling.
Article shared by Vaneezha Muniandy and Ng Di Lin.
8 July 2022.
Read this post which shows a vagrant glossy ibis that looks similar to the Hadada ibis in some small measures. https://besgroup.org/2017/01/20/glossy-ibis-a-vagrant-in-malaysia/ .
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