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arctic tern

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Arctic terns (Sterna paradisaea) inhabit deep sea areas singly or in small flocks, only usually venturing inland when exhausted or injured.

Distribution: Occurs anywhere along the Namibian coast. Concentrations are more likely around Walvis Bay.

Diet: Forages offshore (occasionally inshore) by hovering and shallow plunge-diving on or close to the surface for small fish and crustaceans.

Description: Paradisaea is Latin for 'of paradise', a reference to their 'delicate plumage colouration' and 'buoyant flight'.

Breeding: Non-breeding migrants with pairs bonding and courting taking place from late September to November.

Size: 35cm. Weight: 110g. Wingspan: 85cm.

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

Sossusvlei Hotels