The Secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is your new favorite bird.
Endemic to Africa and the national bird of Sudan, the Secretary bird looks like a combination of an eagle and a crane. Its snake-stomping legs can deliver up to 43 pounds of force.
The raptor is also known for its speed, earning the nickname “devil’s horse.” It can walk up to 18 miles a day while stopping to pluck beetles and grasshoppers from the ground.
But what’s most recognizable about this 4-foot terrestrial bird of prey is its beautiful, elongated eyelashes and eyelash-like feathers.
Don’t be ashamed to admit if the Secretarybird has prettier eyelashes than you.