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cape eagle owl

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Cape eagle owls (Bubo capensis) are fairly uncommon in Namibia, probably because they inhabit cliffs, gorges and rocky outcrops as well as semi-desert scrub. Roost and nest sites can be identified by an accumulation of thick white droppings, large pellets and the remains of the prey on the ground below.

Distribution: In mountainous and rocky regions of Namibia including mainly western areas from the Orange River in the south, extending north to scattered populations around Luderitz, Brandberg Mountain, Damaraland and Kaokoland.

Diet: Mostly mammals such as cane rats, klipspringer, common duiker, lambs, springhares and bats. Also eats free-tailed bats, small lizards, crabs and other birds such as other owls, pigeons and doves.

Description: Medium-sized to large owls, strong bills and well-developed ear tufts. Their wings are long and broad.

Breeding: Nests are in cavities in trees or rocks or old stick nests of other birds. Bubo is Latin for an eagle owl. Females lay between 1 and 3 eggs with an incubation period of 36 days laid between May and July.

Size: 50cm. Weight: 1kg.

The Cababnas | Camp Provenance

Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures

Goibib Mountain Lodge

An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm

Norotshama Lodge

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Orange River Lodge

The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia

Sandfontein Lodge

A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment

The White House

Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.

Namibia Tours