can be seen in great numbers in natural coastal
bays, natural and man-made salt pans, coastal lagoons and estuaries This species
are usually found singly or in pairs, roosting in groups of up to 1,000.
Distribution: Large concentrations at Walvis Bay and
Sandwich Harbour and Etosha National Park. Also observed at Epupa Falls and
occurs at other inland Namibian locations.
Mainly insects and small crustaceans.
Description: Pallidus is Latin for 'palid'. Often
confused with the white-fronted plover.
Breeding: Usually 2 eggs are laid in a scrape in the ground
not far from water between March and October.
Opuwo Country Lodge
In the town of Opuwo this lodge has beautiful views over Kaokoland - a real desert oasis