Hadeda Ibis

The Hadeda Ibis are long-legged wading birds who belong to the same order as herons and storks, whilst adapted for wetland habitats they have become urban city dwellers. The Hadeda is also known locally as the flying vuvuzela, because of its loud squawking sound whilst in flight, they have colonized urban areas across South Africa, splattering vehicles and driveways with their droppings and providing urban residents with an early morning wake up call. Often seen sitting on the roof of a house looking for a nice grassy lawn where they can feed on worms, crickets, spiders and snails, nesting in manmade forests that are a result of urban development. Having adapted to the urban city they have very few natural predators in the urban environment, which enables their population to grow uncontrolled.