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common house martin

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Common house martins (Delichon urbicum) operate in a wide variety of habitats that cover grassland, savannah and agricultural areas. However, they are most common in open, hilly or mountainous regions, resting in trees, wires and buildings, often with the barn swallow.

Distribution: Etosha National Park, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) and scattered populations around the country less for Namib Desert and most of Namibian regions of the Kalahari Desert.

Diet: Takes caterpillars dangling on silk from branches. Eats mainly flying insects.

Description: Small swallow with characteristic densely feathered tarsi and toes. Blue-black forehead to back and upper tail coverts. White rump, blackish brown wings, snowy white underparts. White leggings down to toes. Delichon is an anagram of the Greek for 'a swallow', chelidon.

Breeding: Extralimital.

Size: 15cm. Weight: 13g.

Dune Hopper

3 or 4 Days - The dune hopper concept offers scheduled flights from Windhoek or Swakopmund - with overnight stays of varying lengths at several lodges in the NamibRand Private Reserve and around Sossusvlei

Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari

4 Days - A not to be missed fly-in Safari to one of the most remote areas on earth. This is an exceptional safari with highly qualified and knowledgeable guides & can safely be described as one of the best safari experiences in Namibia.

Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei

4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei

Skeleton Coast & Etosha Fly-In

5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha

Skeleton Coast & Luderitz Fly-In Safari

6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz

Namibia Flying Safari

7 Days - A typical flight around Namibia, this is highly customisable and the itinerary, lodges & even the number of days can be amended to suit your individual requirements

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