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#2 Serengeti - secretary bird

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 2 November 2018 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The secretary bird is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah. This was the first bird we saw after entering the gate. He entertained us for a while crossing back and forth around our vehicle, providing a few good photo ops.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 100 280 mm

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I love this bird Frances. I have a lot of photos of his take in Kenya and Namibia

2 Nov 2018 5:34am

@By Marie: I find them so amusing, they have so much character.

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Love them too! Not the most elegant of birds, but striking!

2 Nov 2018 6:56am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Etonnant échassier que celui-ci il est très amusant.

2 Nov 2018 7:11am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent image of this unusual bird.

2 Nov 2018 7:49am

Dreams come treu from Utrecht, Netherlands

Never seen it before but it is a good picture from a separate bird.

2 Nov 2018 9:10am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Love the cocky stride of this guy.

2 Nov 2018 12:00pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Now I saw the secretary bird for the first time. Looks a little like a cross between a hawk and heron

2 Nov 2018 12:46pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fantastic action!!!! I am not familiar with this bird.

2 Nov 2018 4:51pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

superbe les pattes longues

2 Nov 2018 7:39pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Awesome! I love it!

2 Nov 2018 10:15pm

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Beautiful Birds by Ruthiebear

Canon EOS 7D Mark II
1/400 second
ISO 100
280 mm