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Secretarybird

Sagittarius serpentarius (Miller, JF, 1779)

The Secretarybird or Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Saharan region. Although a member of the order Accipitriformes, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards, vultures, and harriers, it is given its own family, Sagittariidae. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Accipitriformes
Family:
  Sagittariidae
Genus:
  Sagittarius

Scientific:
  Sagittarius serpentarius

Citation:
  (Miller, JF, 1779)

Reference:
  Icon.Anim. pt5 pl.28

Protonym:
  Falco serpentarius

Avibase ID:
  DCBCCEB89FD9FC3F

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/DCBCCEB8

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 175692


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Geographic range:

  • Sagittarius serpentarius: Savanna and grasslands of Africa south of the Sahara
English:
Secretarybird
Czech:
hadilov písař
German:
Sekretär
Danish:
Sekretærfugl
Spanish:
Secretario
Finnish:
sihteeri
French:
Messager sagittaire
Icelandic:
Örvi
Italian:
Segretario
Japanese:
hebikuiwashi
Japanese:
ヘビクイワシ
Dutch:
Secretarisvogel
Norwegian:
Sekretærfugl
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Sekretærfugl
Polish:
sekretarz
Portuguese:
Secretário
Russian:
Секретарь
Slovak:
hadožrút nohatý
Swedish:
sekreterarfågel
Ukrainian:
Секретар
Chinese:
鹭鹰


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

African Bird Club Checklist 2004:
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African Bird Club Checklist August 2005:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2007:
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African Bird Club Checklist January 2008:
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African Bird Club Checklist May 2009:
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African Bird Club Checklist March 2010:
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Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
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Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
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Birdlife checklist version 00:
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Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
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Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
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Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
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Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
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Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
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Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
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HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
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Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Messager sagittaire ( Sagittarius serpentarius)
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
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Clements 1st edition:
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Clements 5th edition (as published):
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Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
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Clements, version 2019:
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eBird version 1.50:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
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Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
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Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
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Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Secretarybird ( Sagittarius serpentarius)
James Lee Peters:
Sagittarius serpentarius
James Lee Peters (original):
Sagittarius serpentarius
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Sagittarius serpentarius
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
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Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
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Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Secretarybird ( Sagittarius serpentarius)
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sagittarius serpentarius
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Sagittarius serpentarius

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Afrikaans: Sekretarisvoel, Sekretarisvoël
Bulgarian: Птица секретар
Catalan: Secretari
Czech: Hadilov písar, hadilov písař
Danish: Sekretærfugl
German: Sekretär
English: Secretary Bird, Secretarybird, Secretary-bird, Sekretary bird
English (IOC): Secretarybird
English (Kenya): Secretarybird
Spanish: Secretario
Spanish (Spain): Secretario
Spanish (HBW): Secretarybird
Estonian: kurgkotkas (sekretärlind)
Finnish: Sihteeri
French: Messager sagittaire, Messager serpentaire, Secrétaire, Serpentaire
Irish: Peannaire
Hungarian: kígyászkeselyű
Icelandic: Örvi
Italian: Segretario, Serpentario
Japanese: hebikuiwashi
Japanese: ヘビクイワシ
Kwangali: Mukongo
Scientific: Falco serpentarius, Sagittarius serpentarius, Sagittarius serpentarius gambiensis
Lithuanian: Sekretorius
Dutch: Secretarisvogel
Norwegian Nynorsk: Sekretærfugl
Norwegian: Sekretærfugl
Sotho, Northern: Thlame
Polish: sekretarz
Portuguese: Secretário
Portuguese (Portugal): Secretário
Russian: Птица-секретарь, Секретарь
Slovak: hadožrút nohatý
Shona: Hungwe
Serbian: Ptica sekretar
Siswant: Dvoye
Sotho, Southern: Koto-li-peli
Swedish: Sekreterarfågel
Swahili: Karani Tamba
Tswana: Tlhamê
Turkish: Katip Kuşu, Sekreterkuşu
Tsonga: Mampfana
Ukrainian: Секретар
Xhosa: Ingxangxosi
Chinese: 蛇鷲, 鹭鹰
Chinese (Traditional): 蛇鷲
Zulu: iNtungunono

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