Secretary Bird

© Kathy Salerni

Secretary Bird

Uploaded: January 09, 2015 | Entered: February 02, 2015 10:39:04

Description

The secretary bird was supposedly named because it resembles an old-fashioned secretary carrying quill-pens tucked behind her ears. Although it can fly, it prefers to move around on foot and can cover 30 km a day, earning it the title ‘Africa’s marching eagle’. It is a large bird of prey and feeds mainly on large insects and small mammals, which it often stamps on before swallowing whole.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/32000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 240.00 mm, Model: NIKON D750

Comments

Jeff Sielski January 09, 2015

Excellent!! #1603115

Liz blahh January 09, 2015

Terrific capture! #11221680

Bill Whala level-classic January 09, 2015

Very nice capture of this most unique bird, Kathy!! #11221697

Jill Odice level-classic January 09, 2015

What an interesting looking bird! Nice capture Kathy! #11221703

Terry Cervi level-classic January 09, 2015

Interesting info and a super capture, Kathy! #11221758

Sheri Whala level-classic January 09, 2015

What a cool bird! Very nice capture! #11221766

Jeffrey R. Bange January 09, 2015

Well this is the first time I've seen this bird Kathy, outstanding close up, lighting and detail. Hope you have a great weekend. #11221824

Laura E. Swan level-classic January 09, 2015

I loved reading the history of this awesome looking bird, Kathy. It also looks like a Native Indian Head Dressing to me. All ready to do a special ceremonial dance!! Crystal clear image sure to woo the judges! :D #11221840

KIM STRAUSBAUGH level-deluxe January 11, 2015

This is such a unique bird! Wonderful capture. #11222935

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