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Black-eared sparrowhawk

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Black-eared sparrowlarks (Eremopterix australis) inhabit sparse dwarf shrubland and grassland, preferring tall vegetation. This is a highly gregarious species with flocks of hundreds common when not breeding.

Distribution: Scattered populations have been observed in southern Namibia.

Diet: Eats many seed varieties and in particular grasses and honey-thorn fruits.

Description: A small lark with short legs and a black head and ears. The flight feathers and tail are blackish brown. Eremopterix refers them to being a 'desert bird'.

Breeding: A nest of fine grass leaves is built by the female only, where 2 to 3 eggs are laid year-round dependant on rainfall and incubated for up to 12 days.

Size: 13cm. Weight: 14g.

Dabis Guest Farm

A working farm in southern Namibia. Offers an insight into sheep farming is this arid region

Duwisib Castle

The completely off his rocker 'Baron' von Wolf built this castle in the middle of nowhere. Rumours abound about this gun toting, cross dressing loon! Accommodation is available within the castle and a well shaded campsite is also on offer

Duwisib Guest Farm

This lovely guest farm offers self catering accommodation on a property adjacent to the Duwisib Castle

Kanaan Desert Retreat

On the scenic D707 road and bordering on the Namib Naukluft park, lies this spectacular property. Accommodation is offered in a small tented camp or en-suite rooms at the old farmhouse

Namseb Lodge

Formerly an Ostrich farm the lodge property is now largely dedicated to Namibian wildlife. The lodge itself offers standard bed & breakfast rooms as well as self catering chalets

Namtib Guest Farm

Situated in the Tiras mountains, an owner run guest farm that offers a warm welcome and even better scenery

Namibia Tours