A Secretary bird, EYE’s the lens at San Diego zoo.
It is a large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Sahara. The Secretary Bird is largely terrestrial, hunting its prey on foot, and other than the caracara (such as Caracara plancus), is the only bird of prey to do so habitually. Adults hunt in pairs and sometimes as loose familial flocks, stalking through the habitat with long strides.16 Prey consists of insects, small mammals, lizards, snakes, young birds, bird eggs, and sometimes dead animals killed in wildfires. Larger herbivores are not hunted, although there are some reports of Secretary Birds killing young gazelles.
Canon 500D, F15, 1/100, @ 285mm, ISO 100.