|In Serengeti National Park|
|Sagittarius serpentarius 
Unlike most birds of prey, the secretarybird hunts its prey on foot. Adults hunt in pairs and sometimes as family flocks. They stalk through the grass with long strides. Prey includes insects, mammals from mice to hares and mongoose, crabs, lizards, snakes, tortoises, young birds, bird eggs, and sometimes dead animals killed in grass or bushfires.
Size[change | change source]
Standing up, the secretarybird is nearly 4.5 feet (1.3 m) tall.
References[change | change source]
- BirdLife International (2013). "Sagittarius serpentarius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/22696221. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- birdlife.org 
- Wink, Michael; Seibold I.; Lotfikhah F. & Bednarek W. 1998. Molecular systematics of holarctic raptors (Order Falconiformes) in Chancellor R.D; Meyburg B.-U. & Ferrero J.J. (eds) Holarctic birds of prey: 29–48. Adenex & WWGBP.
- Brinkley, Edward S. 2003. Reader's Digest pathfinders: creatures of the air and sea. Singapore: Reader's Digest Children's Books. p. 17. .