Bird

Secretary bird

Area: 
Mauritania, Senegal, The Gambia, Mali, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Ghana, Niger, Chad Eithiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, and South Africa
Habitat: 
Woodland, savanna, and steppe
Food: 
Reptiles, birds, small mammals, and large insects
Size: 
About 4 feet tall; wingspan is more than 6 ½ feet
Babies: 
Chicks are fed by their parents until they are around 80 days old.
Another name for this bird is the marching eagle, because of the way it lifts its legs as it walks.

 

This birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly.’s forward-looking eyes and large, hooked beakThe hard mouthpart of a bird and some other animals. The beak can also be called a bill. are clues to what it eats—it’s a hunter!  A secretary birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly.’s long legs help it move through tall grass in search of food. When it spies preyNoun: An animal that is hunted as food by another animal. Verb: To attempt to take an animal for food.—like a snakeAn animal with a long, scaly body and no arms, legs, or wings. Snakes have backbones and are cold-blooded., for example—the birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. pounces and clutches it in its clawsThe fingernails of an animal, such as a bear or cat. They help to grab prey. In birds, they're called talons.. Then the secretary birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. pounds the preyNoun: An animal that is hunted as food by another animal. Verb: To attempt to take an animal for food. against the ground to stun or kill it.

 

Secretary birds search for food on the ground throughout the day. They roostA place where flying birds and bats rest or sleep, or where a bird builds its nest. in trees at night. They are usually quiet, but make croaking sounds when they are meeting a mate.

 

Most of the time, a secretary birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly.’s long, dark head feathers lay flat against the body. But if the birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. feels threatened, it makes the feathers stand up to make the birdAn animal that has wings and is covered with feathers. Birds have a backbone, are warm-blooded, produce young from eggs, and walk on their two legs. Most can fly. look bigger.