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 upper two images of nest--building in the Serengeti are courtesy of Michael Markussen (left, 2-07) and Fain Zimmerman (right, 2-08). The 2nd, 3rd and right 4th row photos were taken in the Serengeti (2-04). The others were taken in Ngorongoro Crater (9-08). Click the photo above to see more including a displaying pair, nest-building, incubating, preening and hunting.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Fain Zimmerman, Michael Lund Markussen, Doug McLennan, Siegfried Woldhek

Last Update this page: 4-29-15