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The Secretarybird is an interesting bird that is found in Africa. They are unique in that they have a crest of feathers on their head, and they are the only bird in the world with three toes. They are also known for their long, plume-like tail feathers.

Secretarybirds can be up to 4 feet tall, and they weigh around 8 pounds. They are omnivorous, which means that they eat both plants and animals. Their diet consists of insects, small mammals, reptiles, eggs, and fruit.

Secretarybirds live in grasslands and open savannas where they can find plenty of prey to eat. They build large nests out of sticks in trees or on cliffs, and up to five couples may share a nest. The female secretarybird lays two to four eggs, and both parents help to care for the chicks.

Secretarybirds are considered vulnerable due to loss of habitat and hunting. However, they are still fairly common in Africa and can be found in a number of protected areas.

Animal population
6,700-67,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Endangered (EN)
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Geeky Facts about the Secretarybird

Fact 1

Secretary birds have long legs and can walk up to 20 miles per day.

Fact 2

Its scientific name means “the archer of snakes”.

Fact 3

The secretary bird appears on the coat-of-arms of two nations: Sudan and South Africa.

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Gorillas & Plains tour

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Beaches, Game Parks & Gorillas
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Kilimanjaro
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£975 / person

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East Africa
East Africa

East Africa

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Tanzania
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3 - Average

17 days from

£4,895 / person

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East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives
East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives

East Africa Overland: Serengeti & Safari Drives

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4 - Demanding

19 days from

£4,529 / person

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Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Overland: Forests & Wildlife Spotting
Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Overland: Forests & Wildlife Spotting

Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Overland: Forests & Wildlife Spotting

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Kenya & Uganda
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15 days from

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Gorillas & Game Parks
Gorillas & Game Parks

Gorillas & Game Parks

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Kenya & Uganda
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£3,236 / person

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Cycle Kilimanjaro
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Cycle Kilimanjaro

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9 days from

£2,449 / person

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Legendary Wildlife of Rwanda & Kenya
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Legendary Wildlife of Rwanda & Kenya

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Nairobi To Kigali (13 Days) Gorillas & Gameparks
Nairobi To Kigali (13 Days) Gorillas & Gameparks

Nairobi To Kigali (13 Days) Gorillas & Gameparks

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