Secretary Bird - Royalty of the Bush
A Secretary Bird shows off its crest, almost representing a crown of sorts. As this predatory bird catches snakes (among others), it is loved by locals and people of the land. With its long legs it can easily fight a snake without risking its vital organs possibly being struck with envenomed fangs.
The Secretarybird or Secretary Bird is a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Sahara. Although a member of the order Accipitriformes, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards, vultures, and harriers, it is given its own family, Sagittariidae.