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Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Amboseli National Park, Kenya

The Secretarybird or Secretary Bird is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Saharan region. Unlike most birds of prey, the Secretary Bird is largely terrestrial, hunting its prey on foot. Adults hunt in pairs and sometimes as loose familial flocks, stalking through the habitat with long strides. Prey may consist of insects, mammals ranging in size from mice to hares and mongoose, crabs, lizards, snakes, tortoises, young birds, bird eggs, and sometimes dead animals killed in grass or bush fires.

Year: 2015

From album: African Biodiversity

Photographer: Peter Prokosch

Tags: Big cats Environment fauna Gazelles Kenya National Parks The Wilderbeast zebra

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