secretary bird

EnglishEdit

geographic distribution of the secretary bird
Secretary Bird

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EtymologyEdit

Named because its crest of long feathers resembles quill pens stuck behind the ears of an office clerk.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛkɹə,tɛɹɪ bɜːd/

NounEdit

secretary bird (plural secretary birds)

  1. A large terrestrial bird of prey, Sagittarius serpentarius, native to Africa with very long legs that preys on reptiles, especially snakes.

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Last modified on 27 January 2014, at 14:01