Hadedas: The African alarm clock that you never have to set

Hadedas are a prominent feature across South African cities and their numbers seem to be increasing.

JOHANNESBURG - Hadedas are a prominent feature across South African cities, and their numbers seem to be increasing.

But noise aside – how much do you know about these characteristic birds?

The hadeda ibis have been flocking to urban areas, making their presence well known.

While historically from wetland areas, they nest and sleep high up in large trees.

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“They need that loud call to tell others where they are," said ornithologist Carla du Toit.

Du Toit believes it’s the moisture found in soil that's attracting them.

While these birds might not be your favourite, you're not allowed to kill them.

So if one is driving you insane remember: it's most probably in a long term, monogamous relationship.

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