SecretaryBird, as awesome as they come.


“Sometimes described as Africa’s ‘marching eagle’, the secretarybird prefers to move around on foot, easily covering between 20 and 30 kilometres a day when hunting for food. It spends much of its time stalking across the open ground, periodically stopping and stamping the floor to strike prey, which it will usually crush underfoot or repeatedly kick, before swallowing whole. The secretarybird’s diet primarily consists of large insects and small mammals, mainly rodents. …. Secretarybirds have also been known to take domestic chickens when foraging in areas close to human habitation.”

~ (arkive. org)





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