Birds of Namibia
Diet: Forage singly or in groups, pecking food from the surface of the water such as small insects, spiders, tadpoles and fish.
Description: Large shorebird with characteristic long, pinkish-red legs and a needle-type bill protruding from a small head. These long legs project well-beyond the tail tip in flight, giving them the longest legs relative to body size of any bird. Himantopus is Greek for 'strap-foot'.
Breeding: A raised saucer-shaped nest is built on damp mud or a vegetation structure close to the water's edge made of a substantial amount of plant material. Nests are always in danger of rising water levels following heavy rain. Between 2 and 5 eggs are laid year-round.
Size: 40cm. Weight: 165g.
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