Sagittarius serpentarius
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The secretarybird is a long-legged raptor, endemic to Africa. It kills its prey (snakes, lizards) by stomping. The two 2nd row photos of nest building in the Serengeti are courtesy of Michael Markussen (left, 2-07) and Fain Zimmerman (right, 2-08). The 1st, 4th and right 5th row photos were taken in the Serengeti. The immature moulting into adult plumage was in Tarangire (1-21). The others were seen in Ngorongoro Crater. Click the photo above to see 28 enlargements including a displaying pair, nest-building, incubating, drinking, preening and hunting.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-23 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Fain Zimmerman, Michael Lund Markussen, Doug McLennan
Siegfried Woldhek, Kim Axmann

Last Update this page: 10-09-21