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Ibises and Spoonbills (Threskiornithidae)

Hadada Ibis (Bostrychia hagedash) - HBW 1, p. 496

French: Ibis hagedash German: Hagedasch Spanish: Ibis Hadada
Other common names: Hadada, Hadeda, Hadedah

Taxonomy: Tantalus Hagedash Latham, 1790, Cape of Good Hope.
Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Hagedashia. Birds from Somalia to Malawi sometimes assigned separate race, erlangeri. Three subspecies normally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • brevirostris (Reichenow, 1907) - Senegal E to Zaire and Kenya, whence S to Zambezi Valley.
  • nilotica Neumann, 1909 - Sudan and Ethiopia to NE Zaire, Uganda and NW Tanzania.
  • hagedash (Latham, 1790) - S Africa S of Zambezi Valley.