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Record details

BirdPix:   89197
Province:   Free State
Country:   South Africa
Locus:   2828CB
Observer:   Kennedy D.
Date of record:   2019-08-04
Number of photos:   3
Notes:   For an hour or more this bird foraged along the shore of the dam exactly like a wader, frequently immersing his head beyond the nostrils, and thus clearly aware of the necessity to hold its breath. I have never before seen a hadeda do this. Comments would be appreciated.
Last updated:   2019-08-23 19:22:26
Sp. code:   84
Species name:   Bostrychia hagedash
Common name:   Hadeda Ibis -- Hadeda
Family:   Threskiornithidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Hadeda Ibis Bostrychia hagedash
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:
VM-number: 89197 - photo: 1
VM-number: 89197 - photo: 2
VM-number: 89197 - photo: 3

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Garth Aiston
Comment:   maybe searching for worms or tadpoles
Date:   2019-08-23 19:22:26
Species name:   Bostrychia hagedash -- Hadeda Ibis; Hadeda
Species code:   84

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