And The Winner is The Secretarybird…

“It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.”
Aesop, (620 BC – 560 BC) from The Jay and the Peacock

Yes, I’m still talking about beautiful animals. How can’t I, after being in such an amazing place where nature is at its best?

A sight to be seen, this peculiar and gorgeous bird appears from nowhere in front of your eyes either running like a clerk late for a meeting,

or graciously walking, looking down very serious, apparently worried about something, but in reality he’s just focused on catching his next meal.

Known as the African ‘marching eagle’, the secretarybird is such an oddity that is placed in its own family, Sagittariidae, and some even go to the extreme of giving it its own order “Sagittariiformes” (Ferguson-Lees, Raptors of the World), but most classifications put this bird as part of the order Accipitriformes that, of course, makes him…

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