Benguala long-billed lark
Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Benguala long-billed larks (Certhilauda benguelensis) are usually observed in pairs in arid and semi-arid dwarf shrubland. Stony plains and hills with grassland is another favoured habitat.Distribution: Confined to north-west Namibia including the Namib Desert and Skeleton Coast, from Henties Bay to the Kunene River mouth.
Diet: Forages on the ground and around the base of plants to dig into soils for beetles and seeds such as the wild sesame.Description: A large lark with a slender and decurved bill, varying from short to very long. Difficult to separate from the Karoo long-billed lark.
Breeding: A small dry grass cup is built at the base of a plant. Females lay 2 or 3 eggs from April to May.
Size: 19cm. Weight: 50g.
Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony
An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.
Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here
A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays