The Life of Animals | Secretarybird | The Secretary Bird is instantly recognizable as having an eagle-like body on crane-like legs the which increases the bird's height to as much as 1.3 m (4 ft) tall.From a distance or in flight it resembles a crane more than a bird of prey. The tail has two elongated central feathers extend beyond That the feet during flight, as well as long flat plumage creating a posterior crest Secretary Bird flight feathers and thighs are black, while most of the coverts are gray with some being white. Sexes look similar to one another as the species exhibits very little sexual dimorphism, although the male has longer head and tail feathers Plumes.
Secretary Birds prefer open grasslands and Savannas rather than dense forests and the which may impede Their Shrubbery cursorial existence. While the birds Roost on the local Acacia trees at night, They spend much of the day on the ground, returning to roosting sites just before dark. Secretary Birds associate in monogamous pairs.
Secretary birds will stay close to Their mate even if Their chick has already left. The Secretary Bird has Traditionally been admired in Africa for its striking appearance and ability to deal with pests and snakes. The Secretary Bird is the national emblem of Sudan as well as a prominent feature on the Coat of arms of South Africa.
The Secretary Bird on the Presidential Flag and Seal has its head turned to the right, with its distinctive crest Cleary visible and its wings spread out a white banner with its outstretched wings reading Between "Victory is Ours". In South Africa, the Secretary Bird, while not the official bird, is featured as a symbol on the national coat of arms, representing vigilance and military Might, as well as the rise and pride of modern South Africa. The Secretary Bird has been a common motif for African countries on postage stamps, over 65 stamps from about 30 countries are known as of date Including some from stamp-issuing entities Such as Ajman, Manama. The species is well represented in protected areas as well.