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Secretary Bird
These tall birds of prey are unlike any other! They look like pretty storks, but dont let their looks deceive you. These highly intelligent hunters walk around the grasslands searching for snakes, lizards, and rodents. They then chase after their prey stomping on them with their powerful feet, and delivering a fatal blow. In the local language, they are known as serpent killers.

ALSO, "Sagittarius serpentarius" - what a name! Might be my favorite from all the scientific names ;)
Maasai Mara, Kenya
Date taken
9th December 2019
Scientific name
Sagittarius serpentarius
superb photo of this exquisite bird, I realise it's 40 years ago that I last saw one of these, top marks, many tfs!!!
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They are rather magnificent, aren't they Mustafa. And you've a fine picture of this guy standing tall and proud!!

I like the scientific name, but really don't understand how they got it. Maybe it will occur to me one day LOL.

Many thanks for showing it to us my friend.
Certainly is a memorable Scientific name. And an unforgettable looking bird. Great capture and info, tfs!
A great bird, a great shot and a great scientific name, Mustafa.

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