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black harrier

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Black harriers (Circus maurus) can be found in a dry grassland habitat, perching by day on an anthill, fence post or near their nest. Black harriers are an endangered species in Namibia.

Distribution: Hoanib River floodplain and Uniab River Delta. Also scattered populations around southern and central Namibia including the Kalahari Desert.

Diet: Preys on mice and birds, reptiles, frog, insects and carrion.

Description: Maurus is Greek for 'Moorish' or black, the predominate colour of their upper parts, upper wing coverts and under wings. The undertail is barred black and white.

Breeding: Small nest built of grass, twigs and stems to house between 1 and 5 eggs, incubated fro around 34 days.

Size: 50cm. Weight: 550g.

Conception Bay Flight

A scenic flight along Namibia's Forbidden Coast (Sperrgebiet) an area which is virtually impossible to visit overland. Attractions seen on this flight include ship wrecks, seal colonies and Sandwich Harbour. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Scenic Flight

A scenic flight over the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Excursion

A scenic flight that lands near Sesriem and includes a trip into the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Ultimate South

View a massive portion of southern Namibia from the air. A landing and ground excursion to the Fish River Canyon finish of this day trip. Flight from Swakopmund

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