18 Beautiful Secretary Birds Showing Of Their Incredible Eyelashes

The secretary bird (Sagittarius Serpentarius) is a large raptor related to hawks and eagles. It got this name because of its quill-like crests on the back of its head that resemble 18th-century clerks with pens tucked into their wigs. This bird has another distinctive feature. Eyelashes. Long, prominent eyelashes that makeup models would kill for.

Brian Connolly has been photographing nature for 10 years. Despite his experience, the secretary bird has still found ways of impressing him. “From what I’ve seen, the secretary bird is truly unique,” he told Bored Panda. “They hunt snakes on the ground by stomping them with their dinosaur-looking legs and talons.”