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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.  Geotagged,Namibia,Sagittarius serpentarius,Secretary Bird,Spring,crest,display,feathers Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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.

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  1. These birds seem very intimidating. I don't think I would want to mess with one... Posted 7 years ago
    1. For sure, they are very proud and focused. Also, with those long legs and very sharp claws I think the same as you. Thanks for commenting. Posted 7 years ago

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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.

Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
Species identified by Living Wild
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Uploaded Feb 5, 2015. Captured Oct 24, 2014 11:07 in D2874, Namibia.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T2i
  • f/9.0
  • 1/790s
  • ISO320
  • 500mm