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cape cormorant

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Cape cormorants (Phalacrocorax capensis) are restricted to inshore marine habitats such as estuaries and lagoons, with roosting colonies preferring coastal sites, such as islands and wetlands, or beaches and saltpans, that are protected from predators. Black-backed jackals, brown hyena, cheetah, lion, Cape fur seal and domestic dogs prey on sick or injured birds along the Namibian coastline.

Distribution Coastal Namibian range, including Cape Cross, Ichaboe Island, Swakopmund.

Diet: Forages offshore with Cape gannets, gulls and terns for sardines, mackerel, anchovy and other small fish and crustaceans.

Description Overall blue-black plumage with white filoplumes on head, neck and vent. Flight feathers are black. Often confused with the bulkier bank cormorant.

Breeding: Usually 1 to 4 eggs are laid from October to February in a loose pile of feathers, bones, dry seaweed and sticks on offshore islands, cliffs, islands in coastal wetlands and man-made guano platforms.

Size: 60cm. Weight: 1.3kg. Wingspan: 110cm.

Desert Dune Safari

10 days - Travel in a combination of light aircraft & specially adapted safari vehicles to some of the most remote areas on the planet. This specialized safari gives travellers a unique insight into the desert areas of Namibia

Diverse Namibia Safari

10 days - small groups and knowledgeable guides define this exclusive safari. Accommodation is on several private concession areas and camps and highlights include Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and the Etosha National Park

Ultimate Namibia Safari

10 Days - Stay in good quality lodges while vising the highlights of central & northern Namibia, including the dunes at Sossusvlei, Damaraland & the Etosha National Park.

Northern Odyssey

7 Days - Visits Swakopmund, Damaraland, a Himba Village & the Etosha National Park. From Windhoek - Windhoek

Quick Trip Namibia

7 Days - manages to visit two of the most popular destinations in Namibia: Etosha & Sossusvlei. Departs and returns to Windhoek.

Southern Odyssey

7 Days - The Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon & Sossusvlei in a week. Departs & returns to Windhoek

Self Catering Namibia