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Dusky lark

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Dusky larks (Pinarocorys nigricans) inhabit semi-arid savannah and woodland, especially areas of short grass of mixed woodlands. Often observed in small groups or loose flocks, as opposed to singly or in pairs. Perches on trees and bushes.

Distribution: Mainly found in central and northern Namibia less for the Namib Desert. Can be observed in Etosha National Park, Tsumkwe and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Eats beetles, grasshoppers, ants and termites. Forages as it walks, usually raising the wings in an attempt to flush insects out of the ground. Also takes seeds.

Description: A large, dark brown-backed lark with heavily streaked underparts and a boldly patterned face. Other features include long legs with strong feet, a strong bill and long and pointed wings. Pinarocorys is a Greek phrase meaning 'a dirty, lark-like bird'.

Breeding: A non-Namibian breeder.

Size: 20cm. Weight: 39g.

Fiume Bush Camp

A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community

Nhoma Camp

A partially community owned camp - allows guest to gain an insight into the lives of the local Bushman community

Tsumkwe Lodge

In the town of Tsumkwe this lodge offers an opportunity to visit the local San communities

Namibia Tours