Secretarybird - Sagittarius serpentarius
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The Secretarybird is considered a bird of prey but is in its own family. They are found in sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal to Somalia and south to the Cape of Good Hope. The male and female look similar although the male has longer head plumes and tail feathers. They are not considered migratory but will follow food sources.
Secretarybirds hunt for their prey on the ground and eat insects, small mammals, crabs, lizards, snakes, tortoises, young birds, bird eggs and sometimes carrion killed in fires.