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brown booby

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Brown boobys (Sula leucogaster) inhabit tropical coastal waters, close to the shore just beyond breakers. Also found in sheltered bays.

Distribution The Atlantic Ocean regions around Walvis Bay and Swakopmund and Mercury Island in Spencer Bay.

Diet: Plunge-dives and eats mostly flying fish and squid, foraging with dolphins and gamefish.

Description Leucogaster is Greek for 'white-bellied'. Head, neck, upper breast and upper parts dark chocolate brown in colour. Often confused with the red-footed booby.

Breeding: Brown boobys nest in loose colonies on the ground or on steep slopes.

Size: 70cm. Weight: 1kg. Wingspan: 1.5m.

Beach Hotel

Situated close to the beach & the town center. This hotel offers a wide choice of room types making it the perfect choice for every budget

Hansa Hotel

Right in the middle of town, the Hansa is over 100 years old and still offers top quality accommodation

Hotel Eberwein

Hotel situated close to the town center, decorated in a Victorian style

Hotel EuropaHof

Centrally located hotel with old world German style

Rossmund Lodge

Situated out of town on the Rossmund Golf course, one of the world's best desert courses.

Strand Hotel

A brand new hotel, on the site of the old Strand Hotel, is set to open in August 2015

Hotel zum Kaiser

A very centrally located small hotel - within easy walking distance of the town center, Swakopmunds favourite restaurants - the Jetty and the Tug, as well as everything else the town has to offer

Swakopmund Hotel

A large hotel, based around the historic railway station. Complete with casino, bars and restaurants

The Delight Swakopmund

A large modern accommodation establishment that offers a warm welcome and all-round attentive service

Self Catering Namibia