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Secretary-vulture (1/8 nat. size).

Image ID: 821430

Secretary-vulture (1/8 nat. size).  [Secretary vulture (one-eighth natural size).] (1894-1896)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Secretary-vulture (1/8 nat. size).

Alternate Title

: Secretary vulture (one-eighth natural size).


: Mützel, Gustav, 1839-1893 -- Artist

Published Date

: 1894-1896

Specific Material Type

: Prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 21 x 14 cm. (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.)


: Written on border: "Serpentarius secretarius" Printed on border: "Living generally in pairs, the secretary is far from uncommon in many parts of South Africa, although it is rare in the Abyssinian highlands. One of its peculiarities is the pace at which it can walk, a wounded individual being described by Mr. Blanford as walking away as fast as he could run after it. From the number of snakes, lizards, locusts, etc., taken from the stomachs ....
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Original Source

: From The Royal natural history. Warne, 1894-1896) Lydekker, Richard (1849-1915), Editor.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Birds -- secretary bird

Source Description

: 1 folder (4 pictures)


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number


Digital ID

: 821430

Record ID

: 716571

Digital Item Published

: 10-27-2005; updated 3-25-2011

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