Birds of Namibia
Introduction: The rare Ayres's hawk-eagle (Aquila ayresii) inhabits dense forest and forest edges, occurring in hilly country as well. Eucalyptus stands are a favoured roosting location, singly for long periods, staying inside that tree canopy. They are named after the naturalist and collector Thomas Ayres (1828-1918)
Distribution: Caprivi, Victoria Falls.
Diet: Hunts from perch for mainly birds such as doves and pigeons, thrushes and starlings, hornbills, bulbuls, barbets, African hoopoe and shikras.
Description: Large eagle with broad wings adapted for soaring. Other features include a feathered tarsi (leg). Blackish-brown upper parts. Often confused with the larger and longer-winged African hawk-eagle.
Breeding: Only 1 egg is laid in a stick/twig platform and incubated for up to 45 days.
Size: 55cm. Weight: 950g. Wingspan: 1m.
3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari
3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area
3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour
4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing
12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima