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Secretary Bird

By Maiwand
The Secretary Bird (sagittarius serpenarius)
A large mostly terrestrial bird found on the open plains or savannah and endemic to Africa. It is classed as a bird of prey and mostly hunts snakes. It has a rather odd characteristicof killing the prey by stamping on them and breaks their bones before killing and eating them.
It gets its name after becoming likened to the old time clerks who sat at their desks with a quill pen stuck behind their ear.
Hope you will enjoy looking.
Many many thanks for the great response to the Barn Owl. Special thanks to all those who kindly added their User Awards.


Tags: Captive Nature Birds Pets and captive animals Prey bird Maiwand

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1 May 2019 5:03PM
Great shot Ron, wonderful detail. That is one cool hair-do! 🏆

Dave 🐿

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JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
1 May 2019 5:44PM
A terrific shot Ron
1 May 2019 6:11PM
Superb image
1 May 2019 6:35PM
A superb image and very interesting narrative, Ron.

1 May 2019 7:03PM
A delightful close up with excellent detail, Ron.SmileSmile
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
1 May 2019 7:07PM
One of the stranger looking birds of prey. A fine photo of it, although I'd hate to be its victim.
Well captured, Ron.
Your incisive narrative adds great context.
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
1 May 2019 8:25PM
Strangely beautiful!
Mike_Smith Plus
12 610 1 United Kingdom
1 May 2019 8:34PM
Stunning bird Ron, fantastic capture
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
1 May 2019 9:04PM
A excellent capture of this great looking birdSmileSmile

1 May 2019 9:18PM
Wonderful Ron. An interesting and beautiful bird. Pam
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
1 May 2019 9:36PM
wonderful mage Ron and beautifully presented
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
1 May 2019 10:09PM
Any bird that kills snakes has got to be good and this is an excellent image.

Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
2 May 2019 1:43AM
Amazing... Excellent image
Isabel GrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
7 442 6 Australia
2 May 2019 5:03AM
Wow...beautiful shot
CaroleS Plus
9 440 3 United Kingdom
2 May 2019 10:10AM
Such good detail - a very good shot Ron.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
2 May 2019 11:06AM
A super capture, Ron, looking very her hairdo - or is it a hat?! 😁👍
Trev 😀
SlowSong Plus
11 8.5k 30 England
2 May 2019 11:53AM
An exquisite bird, beautifully captured.
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
2 May 2019 1:11PM
a stunner
capto Plus
7 6.0k 14 United Kingdom
2 May 2019 4:18PM
Love it.........a bird going to a fancy dress party.Smile
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
2 May 2019 5:19PM
A cracking image Ron - wonderful pose.
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
3 May 2019 4:40PM
GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin What a beauty!
DonMc 11 3 United Kingdom
5 May 2019 4:20PM
Cracking bird Ron, cracking image!
Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
7 May 2019 10:24AM

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