BrianBasson
BrianBasson

Secretary Bird - Addo Elephant Park, South Africa

A large distinctive raptor with long legs and long neck. Endemic to Africa and placed in its own family. Has long broad wings, and soars strongly, but usually s...
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A large distinctive raptor with long legs and long neck. Endemic to Africa and placed in its own family. Has long broad wings, and soars strongly, but usually searches for prey by walking though open vegetation; often raises wings when running. Prey often killed by stamping its feet. Renowned for killing snakes and other reptiles. It also eats a range of other smaller animals. Sexes alike. Stats: weigh between 2.8 - 5kg. Height: 1.25m to 1.5m These birds are classified as being threatened - vulnerable.
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Kazza60
 
Kazza60 July 14, 2015
fabulous Brian .. wonderful detail !!
nicolecastanheira
 
nicolecastanheira July 21, 2015
Great wild life photos! Exceptional timing.
ogilvie
 
ogilvie July 26, 2015
Masterpiece my friend.
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KayBrewer July 27, 2015
great capture - very rare to be able to get one of these - I'm impressed!
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lizziemellis September 08, 2015
Fantastic shot:-)

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