The Hadada ibis is a long-legged wading bird native to sub-Saharan Africa. It lives in wooded streams and river courses in open grassland and savanna woodlands.
Hadada ibis behavior and facts
- Hadada ibis are large gray to partly brown birds with an iridescent greenish-purple sheen on their wings.
- Their diet consists mainly of insects, worms, snails and small reptiles.
- The bird is named for its distinctive call that sounds like haa-haa-haa-de-dah.
From birth to death
- They build basket-shaped nests above the ground on horizontal tree branches, telephone poles or man-made structures and tend to use the same nesting site year after year.
- Hadada ibis breed in solitary pairs.
IUCN Least concern
Hadada ibis, the Oregon Zoo and you
The zoo's Hadada ibis live in the Africa Rainforest Aviary.