The secretary bird is the only bird of prey who does more walking than flying, up to 20 miles a day. With very large, broad wings, secretary birds are also strong fliers and use thermal air currents to rise and soar. When hunting, they stamp on the ground to flush out small animals, then run in a zigzag pattern, flapping their wings to confuse their prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Sahara
Love the starlings murmuration. Representative of what can happen when individuals come together and communicate. Thousands of starlings surround a lone bird of prey which had had swooped down to pick off a straggler.
There are a few birds that are excellent hunters. Birds of prey include vultures, eagles, ospreys, hawks and other meat-eating birds. Discover more birds of prey facts for kids here: http://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-birds-of-prey/