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sagittarius serpentarius

  1. Secretary Bird

    Secretary Bird

    The serpent killer! This majestic, beautiful and unique bird is only found in Africa - unfortunately they are now a species with a steep population decline, and need to be protected. Kicker of a scientific name too!
  2. Secretary Bird

    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...
  3. Secretarybird

    Secretarybird

    Another bird we managed to get with an Elephant backdrop in Namibia - the Elephants are so obliging, and I love the pose this Secretarybird gave us !
  4. Secretarybird (way too close)

    Secretarybird (way too close)

    Too close for 80 mm with 2x extender was this Secretarybird in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, so the best I could do was to cut it into a closeup. Picture taken about 30 km south of Mata Mata restcamp.
  5. Secretary birds

    Secretary birds

    So used to seeing them down on the ground it seemed strange to see them up in a tree!
  6. Secretary Bird #2. 11x14, watercolor & pencil, aug 16, 2016.

    Secretary Bird #2. 11x14, watercolor & pencil, aug 16, 2016.

    Secretary Bird #2. 11x14, watercolor & pencil, aug 16, 2016.
  7. Secretary Bird

    Secretary Bird

    Taken in Masai Mara, Kenya
  8. ....and bye!

    ....and bye!

    Ill be off to Tanzania for a couple of weeks, birding in the northern part of the country . Best wishes to all my BF friends!
  9. Secretarybird

    Secretarybird

  10. Secretary bird

    Secretary bird

    The same secretary bird as in the previous photo, but this time he has been successful and managed to grab himself a field mouse.
  11. Secretary-bird

    Secretary-bird

    Came across this secretary-bird in Adddo National Elephant Park in South Africa.
  12. SF - will the runway be long enough???

    SF - will the runway be long enough???

  13. Secretarybird

    Secretarybird

    Looks like he's spotted something!
  14. Secretary Bird

    Secretary Bird

    At the time one of my daughters was working for the UN in Tanzania and also owned a Safari company. Always thought that I would end up there helping out but not to be.
  15. Secretary bird

    Secretary bird

    This Secretary bird came to drink at a tiny waterhole by our campsite.
  16. Secretarybird

    Secretarybird

  17. Secretary Bird

    Secretary Bird

    This was on the wishlist of one of our party. We/he had to wait until the final afternoon for such a good sighting.
  18. Secretarybird

    Secretarybird

  19. Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)

    Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)

    This Secretary Bird was gorging on Plover chicks and its crop is full.
  20. Secretarybird

    Secretarybird

    One of the prize birds of the trip. I had to stalk this one for some time before getting close enough for a shot.
  21. Secretary Bird

    Secretary Bird

    Since my childhood I was fascinated by this snakes eating bird. I can not say how happy I was to see it on the grassland near the car. Moreover I could take several photos.
  22. Secretarybird

    Secretarybird

  23. secretary bird

    secretary bird

    PAKHI DEKHUN PAKHI CHINUN (OBSERVE THE BIRD AND RECOGNIZE)...SECRETARY BIRD....WATERCOLOUR...The Secretarybird or Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) 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...
  24. Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)

    Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius)

    Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius), Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
  25. Secretary Bird

    Secretary Bird

    Quick march
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