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african mourning dove

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Flocks of African mourning doves (Streptopelia decipiens) can often be observed congregating around water bodies to drink in the morning and evening in habitats including riverine Acacia woodland, moist lowland savannah and in cultivated areas near to villages and settlements. Groups of up to 25 can be seen moving between roosting, drinking and foraging locations.

Distribution: Northern Namibia; Kunene River Valley, Epupa Falls, Etosha National Park, Caprivi, Chobe River, Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls.

Diet: Seeds of grasses and trees and crops seeds such as sorghum and sunflower.

Description: Decipiens is the Latin word for deceive, which refers to the close resemblance to other southern African collared doves.

Breeding: Nests consist of a platform of twigs where females lay 1 or 2 eggs.

Size: 30cm. Weight: 160g.

Elegant Farmstead

On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest

Gross Barmen Hot Springs

Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool

Okahandja Country Hotel

A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja

Omatozu Game Farm

A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents

Oropoko Lodge

Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park

Namibia Tours