The 4-feet-tall Birds’ Named Secretary Birds Are So Gorgeous

We might be having a bad day, but if a pretty bird comes into view, suddenly we all feel a little lighter.

According to bird watchers and scientists, there are about 9,000 to 10,000 species of birds. One way to spot them is physical appearance when you take a closer look, it becomes obvious that birds are available many shapes and colors, and a few are absolutely drop-dead gorgeous. There are many birds with weird names and monikers and most of them are not named for what their silly names depict.

Today’s story is about some 4-feet-tall birds named secretary birds have long, beautiful and luxurious lashes.

h/t: Scientific AmericanJournal of African Ornithology


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It kinda looks like secretaries at corporate offices if we put it in a red dress. And have those kind of eyelashes human women go to great lengths to achieve.

Some people said the predates even this and was first described and named in 1769. The Dutch settlers in Africa called the bird “Sagittarius”, but due to their lack of knowledge and strong accent, local farmers called them “Secretarius.” And later morphed into secretary.


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Secretary birds prowl among the grasses and stomp their prey to death before feasting. Their most common food source is snakes and other small prey living in the savanna grasses, but people have witnessed the birds take down juvenile cheetahs and gazelles, too. They are currently threatened by habitat loss, but conservation efforts are proceeding to slow the decline in population.


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Celebrity Photographer Takes Photos Of Male Models Decades Apart In His Project “Now & Then” (10 Pics)

When we look back to our past selves, we can’t help but shed a tear. Look how far you’ve come! Look how much you’ve grown! You’re now a very different person from how you used to be a decade or two ago. It’s a fulfilling moment when you realize that you’ve come to your present state of life that you never thought you’d reach before.

And that’s the underlying message of these works by the photographer Doug Inglish. In his series called “Now & Then,” he presents a side-by-side comparison of the same models that he photographed decades ago. Seeing the same models in the same place but at a very different time will make you feel nostalgic and awe about how fast time flies! Check out our gallery of Doug’s works below!

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Doug Inglish’s “Now & Then” series recreates scenes with the same model and same pose but are decades apart

Image credits: douginglish, model: Christopher Folz

He puts the two photos side-by-side to invoke the impression of time flying fast

Image credits: douginglish, model: Jerreth Ludwig

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Image credits: douginglish, model: Trent Garrett

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