It never gets old coming across the amazing and well sought-after Secretarybird on our Uganda Birding Tours! Unlike most birds of prey, the Secretarybird is largely terrestrial, hunting its prey on foot. Adults hunt in pairs and sometimes as loose familial flocks. The birds will set out across a grassy area at a steady pace searching for movement. If a particularly thick tuft of grass is encountered, the Secretarybird will stamp on it to flush out any potential prey. Once prey is spotted, the bird quickens its pace to takes it by surprise. If a chase commences, the bird will flap its wings and run after the prey until catching up to it! It also has the longest legs of any bird of prey! Cool ay?
So, what are you waiting for? Come and join us on one of our incredible Uganda birding tours! 🙂