Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Arid and semi-arid savannah, dry woodland near seasonal watercourses, farmlands, orchards and plantations attract the Cape sparrow (Passer melanurus). Usually they are observed in small to large flocks, although in the breeding season the sightings are singly or in pairs.Distribution: Fairly common in Namibia less for the north-east. Found in Etosha National Park, northern Namib Desert, Sandwich Harbour and in most of the southern regions of the country.
Diet: Eats plant material such as flower buds, small fruits and seeds of honey-thorn, seeds of forbs and grasses, grapes, pears and nectar. Also eats ants, termites, beetles and ladybirds.Description: Black head with white circles from behind the eyes to the side of the throat. Black upper breast, whitish lower breast and underparts. Blackish-brown tail and flight feathers with creamy white underparts. Melanurus is Greek for 'dark' or 'black-tailed'.
Breeding: From 2 to 8 eggs are laid in a large, hollow, grass nest from August to March and incubated for around 14 days.
Size: 15cm. Weight: 28g.
5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon
A business hotel close to the town center
This colonial style lodge on the Walvis Bay Lagoon is the ideal place from which to explore the central Namibian coast
A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities
A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon
Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant
Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment
A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house