american golden plover
Birds of Namibia
Introduction: The American golden plover (Pluvialis dominica) inhabits coastal wetlands with dry vegetation as well as sandy beaches. They feed singly or in loose flocks when defending their territory. These plovers were first described in Santo Domingo, the former name of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea.
Distribution: Swakop River Lagoon.
Diet: Probes in mud and sand in a typical plover run-stop-search routine for mainly invertebrates.
Description: Long-legged shorebird related to oystercatchers, avocets and stilts. Colourful plumage of blackish brown crown and upper parts with extensive golden mottling.
Breeding: Breeds in North America. Females lay between 2 and 4 patterned eggs with incubation performed by both adults in a scrape in the ground.
Size: 25cm. Weight: 190g. Wingspan: 70cm
10 Days - An excellent first time visitors tour. Includes: Africat, Etosha Park, Damaraland, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei.
9 Days - Starting in Windhoek this is primarily a Botswana trip - visiting the Okavango Delta and ending in Vic Falls
10 days - Aimed specifically at families, this safari visits all the major sites on the country and includes a series of activities & adventures that will appeal to both children & adults
7 Days - The granddaddy of Namibian safaris - visits Fish River, Luderitz & Sossusvlei. Combine with the Northern Adventure for the 14 day Namibian Experience Safari
7 Days - The best the north has to offer: Etosha, Africat (for leopard & cheetah), Damaraland, Himba Villages, rock art and Sossusvlei