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image by Željko Heimer, 21 May 1998, based on the Corel Clipart
Copied directly from the book Flags of the World [cra90i] by William Crampton (1990), the description is as follows:
'The arms are a secretary bird with a native shield on its breast; above it is a scroll with the motto, "Al Nadr Nila" (Victory is Ours), and beneath it is the name of the country.'
Paige Herring, 21 May 1998
Apparently Cramptom is wrong here, the text above eagle's head reads An-Nasr Lana, with the said meaning "Victory is Ours". The text below reads Jumhuriyat as-Sudan ad-Dimuqratiyah (=The Democratic Republic of Sudan).
Henry Churchyard, 6 April 2004
What's bothers me is that the source for the "Al Nadr Nila" is said to be Crampton 1990, that is usually a very reliable source. So, was the text maybe sometimes indeed saying "Al Nadr Nila"? What would that mean anyway...
Željko Heimer, 6 April 2004