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Secretary bird

British pronunciation/sˈɛkɹətɹˌɪ bˈɜːd/
American pronunciation/sˈɛkɹətɹi bˈɜːd/
Secretary bird

a long-legged terrestrial bird of prey with a crest that feeds on reptiles and lives in sub-Saharan Africa

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secretary bird definition and meaning

What is a "secretary bird"?

A secretary bird is a distinctive bird of prey found in the grasslands and savannas of Africa. It has a unique appearance with long legs, a hooked bill, and a crest of feathers on its head. The bird derives its name from its appearance, which is reminiscent of an old-fashioned secretary wearing quill pens in their hair. Secretary birds are known for their impressive hunting skills, using their powerful legs and sharp beak to stomp on and strike down their prey, which includes small mammals, snakes, and insects. With its striking appearance and efficient hunting techniques, the secretary bird is an iconic symbol of the African grasslands.

1For the secretary birds, too, the mating season has arrived.
2For the secretary birds, too, the mating season has arrived.
3Secretary birds are no threat, as long as you stay still.
4The secretary bird is up there on the list of birds that are more intense than they look.
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