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Secretary Bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources


Birdlife International. 2016. Sagittarius serpentarius. The IUCN red list of threatened species [Internet]. Version 2018.1; e.T22696221A93549951 [species assessed 2016 Oct 01; page accessed 2018 Nov 06]. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22696221A93549951.en.

Brown, Leslie.  1972. African Birds of Prey.  London: Collins.

Clements, J. F. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. Laboratory of Ornithology. Cornell University Press.

Dickinson, E. C. (ed.) 2003. The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd Edition. Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

Hackett, Shannon J., et al.  June 27, 2008. A Phylogenomic Study of Birds Reveals Their Evolutionary History.   Science Magazine, 320 (5884): 1763 – 1768.

Herholdt, J.J. & M.D. Anderson. November 2006. Observations on the population and breeding status of the African White-backed Vulture, the Black-chested Snake Eagle, and the secretarybird in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.   Ostrich, 77 (3-4): 127-135.

Kemp, A. C. 1994. Family Sagittariidae (Secretarybird), In del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott, & J. Sargatal, eds. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Vol. 2, Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. pp. 206-215

Kemp, A.C.  1995. Aspects of the breeding biology and behavior of the Secretarybird Sagittarius serpentarius near Pretoria, South Africa.  Ostrich, 66:  61 - 68.

Kemp, Alan & Meg. 1974. Don’t forget the big birds.  African Wildlife, 28 (2): 12 - 13.

Philips, James. R.  Sept. 2000. A review and checklist of the parasitic mites (Acarina) of the Falconiformes and Strigiformes.  The Journal of Raptor Research, 34 (3): 210 - 231.

Steyn, Peter.  1982. Birds of prey of southern Africa: their identification and life histories.  Cape Town: David Philip.

Tarboton, Warwick R. 1990. African Birds of Prey.  New York: Ithaca Cornell University Press.

Todd, William.  1988. Hand-rearing the Secretary bird at Oklahoma City Zoo.  International Zoo Yearbook, 27: 258 - 262.

UNEP. 2019. Species+: Sagittarius serpentarius [online database]. Nairobi, Kenya: UNEP [compiled by UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, UK]. [accessed 2019 Aug 06].

Wennrich, Gunter.  1984. First captive breeding of the Secretary bird at the Walsrode Bird Park.  International Zoo Yearbook,  23: 64 - 66.

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