Order Accipitriformes

Family Sagittariidae

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  • Large raptorial birds with hooked bill, long stork-like legs, loose crest of long feathers and long central tail feathers.
  • Afrotropical Region.
  • Woodland, savanna and steppe.
  • 125-150 cm.
  • 1 genus, 1 species, 1 taxon.
  • 1 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Kemp, A.C. (2019). Secretarybird (Sagittariidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52214 on 14 November 2019).