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Cape long-billed lark

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Cape long-billed larks (Certhilauda curvirostris) inhabit short coastal scrub including sandplain fynbos. Usually they stay as a pair year-round, or at times in small groups, perching on fence posts before breaking out into song.

Distribution: Extreme south of Namibia only near the mouth of the Orange River.

Diet: Overturns stones and searches at the base of plants for larvae and insects. Also takes seeds.

Description: A large lark with fairly long tails and wings. Certhilauda is a Greek and Latin reference to their decurved bills. Song is a loud whistle.

Breeding: Usually 3 eggs are laid from August to October in a grass cup, placed against grass on the ground.

Size: 22cm. Weight: 60g.

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

Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post

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