Such a regal bird by ludwigsdiana

Such a regal bird

with a perfect name. This beauty sure is one of my favourite big birds of prey endemic to SA.

The name is thought to derive from the crest of feathers. These quill-like feathers give the appearance of a secretary with quill pens tucked behind the ears.
Look at those eyelashes!!!!
August 5th, 2022  
what a beauty
August 5th, 2022  
Isn't he just gorgeous ! , Such a beautiful close-up with all the clarity and detail . fav
August 5th, 2022  
Such a fabulous shot!
August 5th, 2022  
Here you can see the hen like head - huge eyes and a sharp and curved beak!
August 5th, 2022  
Absolutely gorgeous fav
August 5th, 2022  
It's a fascinating bird..
August 5th, 2022  
Beautiful bird. Great shot with fine details.
August 5th, 2022  
I just have to keep giving favourites!
August 5th, 2022  
So interesting. I had to check your tag to see it’s name. Wonderful capture!
August 5th, 2022  
FAV wonderful capture with so much close-up detail and fabulous light
August 5th, 2022  
He certainly has every right to brag about his plumage-- it's quite striking!
August 5th, 2022  
Beautiful head!
August 5th, 2022  
Great detail
August 5th, 2022  
beautiful shot, great clear details
August 5th, 2022  
Super face!
August 5th, 2022  
Excellent details in this, Diana.
August 5th, 2022  
Beautifully captured Diana!
August 5th, 2022  
A fabulous close-up with good detail. Love those eyelashes!
August 5th, 2022  
WOW...
August 5th, 2022  
Super details etc
August 5th, 2022  
Such a wise looking bird.
August 6th, 2022  
Really nice details and depth of field.
August 6th, 2022  
Great capture
August 6th, 2022  
Beautiful.
August 6th, 2022  
Wow! What a fantastic close-up to capture the texture of the feathers (and those eyelashes as others have mentioned) And thank you for the explanation of its name- that makes sense. Fav!
August 6th, 2022  
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