There are many ways to do nothing. But there are even more ways to do something…
Secretary „Socke“ from the WELTVOGELPARK Walsrode :o)!
The name was once thought to come from the 1800s, when Europeans first spotted these birds. Back then, male secretaries wore gray tailcoats and dark knee-length pants. They also used goose-quill pens that they carried behind their ears. This long-legged bird shares many of these same physical features: long, dark quills at the back of the head; long, gray wing and tail feathers that resemble a tailcoat; and black feathers that go midway down the legs like short pants. Its fun to imagine how the two secretaries compare :o)!
Unfortunately, the secretary birds are been listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a vulnerable species (since 2011).