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Probably so named because its crest of long feathers resembles quill pens stuck behind the ears of an office clerk. Alternatively, possibly from Arabic صقر الطير (ṣaqr at-ṭāʾir, “hunter bird”), from صَقْر (ṣaqr, “falcon, hawk”) طائر (ṭāʾir, “bird”).
- A large terrestrial bird of prey, Sagittarius serpentarius, native to Africa with very long legs that preys on reptiles, especially snakes.
member of bird family