Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius


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Hofmeyr, S.D., Symes, C.T. and Underhill, L.G. 2014. Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius population trends and ecology: insights from South African citizen science data. PLoS ONE 9: e96772.

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BirdLife International (2021) Species factsheet: Sagittarius serpentarius. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2021. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2021) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/10/2021.