art print Secretary Birds

Secretary Birds


Limited edition giclée print. Available in various sizes on paper or canvas, and comes with certificate of authenticity.


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Art print of Secretary Birds

Limited edition art print of Secretary Birds. The Secretary bird is a bird of prey, but unlike other raptors, it has very long legs.  There is only a single species in this family. Getting its name from its crest of long feathers that look like the quill pens 19th-century office workers used to put behind their ears.

Secretary birds are most noteworthy for the way they hunt for snakes, insects, frogs and other prey. Due to the tough skin on their legs, they can avoid snake bites. Snakes are a favoured meal and it’s not unusual to see Secretary Birds eating deadly poisonous snakes like Puff Adders.

The beauty of Secretary Birds is their plumage. First of all, their name comes from how secretaries would put pens behind their ears. Most noteworthy is the way they stomp their feet to flush out prey.

Using thick branches, they make huge nests in the crests of thorn trees. Large birds like these are easy to spot in the wild, but they are rare.  Avian art. Sue Dickinson Sue Dickenson Sue Dickison Sue Dixon Sue Dickerson.

South African Artist.

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