Birds of Namibia
Distribution: Common throughout Namibia less for drier south-western regions of the country. Present in all the major national parks such as Etosha National Park, Bwabwata, Mahango, Nkasa Rupara / Mamili, Mudumu and Chobe.
Diet: Eats mainly termites although will take ants, beetles, grasshoppers, spiders and millipedes.
Description: Coronatus is Latin for 'crowned' which refers to the black breast band which contrasts to the white lower breast and belly. Often confused with the black-winged lapwing which is darker brown above and lacks the distinctive breast band.
Breeding: A scrape in the ground is lined with with dried grass for the female to lay 2 or 3 eggs. Predators include the secretary bird, crowned hornbill and bateleur as well as snakes, herons, rats and vervet monkey. Trampling by livestock and fires also hamper the breeding success of this species.
Size: 30cm. Weight: 185g.
6 Days - A short tour including game viewing in the Etosha Park, a short visit to the sea-side town of Swakopmund and the massive dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Windhoek-Windhoek
5 Days - A visit to Etosha and a private game park in central Namibia. Windhoek-Windhoek
4 Days - The dunes at Sossusvlei & the Namib Naukluft Mountains are highlights. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
4 Days - Get your game viewing fix in the Etosha National Park. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
3 Days - Short safari to Etosha Park. Windhoek-Windhoek
3 Days - Short tour to Sossusvlei. Swakopmund - Windhoek
3 Days - A very flexible trip to Sossusvlei. Choose between Swakopmund or Windhoek departures and finishes.