A really dull, drab, grey-brown bird, but at close range reveals glossy bronzy green colours. The Hadeda Ibis has a long, dark decurved bill which has a red ridge on the upper mandible. You will find these Hadedas in forest clearings, woodlands, open grasslands, farmlands and your garden. Bostrychia Hagedash is particularly common to South Africa and other southern African countries. Their call, mainly while in-flight, is a noisy ‘ha-ha-ha-dah-da’ from which it probably gets it’s name.
Another picture of the same Hadeda Ibis.