Sounds of South Africa

Hadeda and a rescue bush pig baby named Wallace.

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Goofy, a Wild Hadeda, CROW Center for Rehabilitation of Wildlife

Hadeda birds are all over the Kwa-Zulu Natal province of South Africa. I knew nothing about them before arriving in South Africa. They have a loud and strident call that makes their presence known. Goofy, an otherwise wild hadeda hangs out at CROW in Durban and seems to prefer the company of people. He had followed me around part of the day bringing me sticks and at one point sitting in the chair next to me. When it was time to leave he appeared and after saying hi to my boyfriend, he hopped on the car roof as we were about to pull away. Even when Goofy makes his ‘CAWWWWWA’ right in your face it’s hard not to still like this special hadeda!