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Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius) Taken in January 2016, in Southern Namibia. Known as Sekretarisvoël, in Afrikaans. Accipitridae,Africa,Birds of Prey,Falconiformes,Geotagged,Namibia,Sagittarius,Sagittarius serpentarius,Secretary Bird,Southern Africa,Summer,United States,bird,desert,raptor Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Also known as the terror bird, if you read about its behavior. It comes very close to a raptor in the dinosaur age. Posted 3 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.

It appears on the coats of arms of Sudan and South Africa.

Similar species: Diurnal Birds Of Prey
Species identified by Natalia Cara
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Uploaded Jul 20, 2016. Captured Jul 17, 2016 20:29 in D707, Namibia.