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The Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a bird of prey, but unlike other raptors it has long legs, wings and a tail. The single species of its family, the bird gets its name from its crest of long feathers that look like the quill pens 19th century office workers used to tuck behind their ears.
Taken in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania – March 2009
Camera – Nikon D80; Lens – Tamron 28-300 VC zoom