Secretary bird

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Secretary Bird

The Secretary Bird is a terrestrial bird of prey. It is usually found in African savannas and open grasslands.

Diet[change | change source]

The Secretary Bird hunts African snakes. It is known to hunt even venomous cobras and other reptiles. The Secretary Bird claws are weak and blunt, so to make a kill, it stomps on its victim, breaking its neck.

Size[change | change source]

Standing up, the Secretary Bird is nearly 4.5 feet (1.3 m) tall.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. Brinkley, Edward S. Brinkley (2003). "Reader's Digest Pathfinders" Creatures of the Air and Sea. Singapore: Reader's Digest Children's Books. p. 17. ISBN 0-7944-0353-0 .