A loud bird finds a lush niche

Associated Press
In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 a Hadeda Ibis bird walks near to pedestrians, in Cape Town, South Africa. Pest, charming oddity or just background noise, the Hadeda ibis is a feathered phenomenon in suburban South Africa. Sometimes it swipes dog food meant for pets, splatters parked cars and driveways with droppings and yanks residents from sleep with jarring squawks at first light. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

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Pest, charming oddity or just background noise, the Hadeda ibis is a feathered phenomenon in suburban South Africa.

Sometimes it swipes dog food meant for pets, splatters parked cars and driveways with droppings and yanks residents from sleep with jarring squawks at first light. (Associated  Press)

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