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abdim's stork

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Abdim's stork (Ciconia abdimii) was named after the Egyptian governor of the Wadi Halfa area of Sudan, El Arnaut Abdim Bey (1780-1827). They inhabit savannah woodland, pan edges, pastures and grassland. A gregarious species, flocks of hundreds are common, gathering beside water to sunbathe and spread their wings.

Distribution Mainly central and northern Namibian ranges including Etosha National Park, Kunene River Mouth, Caprivi, Kaudom Game Park. Peak numbers in the country are in January and February.

Diet: Walks slowly to pick termites off the ground. Also eats scorpions, frogs, lizards, mice, water rats, millipedes, young birds, small fish, molluscs and crabs.

Description Black and white coloured medium-sized stork with long, straight bill.

Breeding: Extralimital.

Size: 80cm. Weight: 1.5kg.

Fiume Bush Camp

A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community

Nhoma Camp

A partially community owned camp - allows guest to gain an insight into the lives of the local Bushman community

Tsumkwe Lodge

In the town of Tsumkwe this lodge offers an opportunity to visit the local San communities

Self Catering Namibia