Secretary birds have the longest legs of any raptor.
Their long legs allow them to walk through long grass, while seeking out prey on the ground. They have a unique hunting style when compared to other birds of prey using their powerful legs to stamp on their
prey, immobilising it and usually swallowing it whole.
The secretary bird has a distinctive and striking appearance, instantly recognisable by the long black crest feathers which protrude from the back of its head, a bare patch of bright red skin on its face and two large tail feathers which trail behind their rump. Their long tail feathers and distinctive crest help in hunting their favourite prey, snakes.
The secretary bird is mainly terrestrial spending most of their time on the ground. Though they hunt on the ground, the secretary bird is well adept at flying.