Could The Secretary Bird Will Become A Character In A Pixar Movie?

The Next Idol: Sagittarius Serpentarius



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Courtship includes a mutual display of chasing each other with wings spread up and backward, similar to how they act when chasing ground prey. Mating takes place either on the ground or in their large nests high up in Acacia trees. The female lays 2 – 3 oval eggs over a period of 2 – 3 days. The rough textured eggs are incubated by the female for another 45 – 50 days.


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The young start flapping their wings when they’re 60 days old, developing wing feathers around 80 days old. Although they still remain in the nest for most of the time, they already go on expeditions with their parents who teach them hunting.


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The secretary bird has been admired in Africa for its striking appearance and ability to deal with pests and snakes. In fact, it even made its way to the emblem of Sudan as well as the coat of arms of South Africa.


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