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eurasian hobby

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The Eurasian hobby (Falco subbuteo) is also known as the hobby falcon and is related to the a buzzard. They inhabit open woodland or forest edges, at times foraging away from trees in open habitats including coastal dune fields and some mountain slopes.

Distribution: Absent from southern Namibia but found in Etosha National Park, Caprivi and northern parts of the Namib Desert.

Diet: Hunts mainly at dusk and early morning for locusts, dragonflies, beetles, small birds and bats. Often eats small insects on the wing and large numbers of queleas.

Description: Sleek and slender bird, long-winged when resting which reach the tip of a short, slightly tapered tail. Whitish forehead with a dark cap.

Breeding: Non-Namibian breeder.

Size: 35cm. Weight: 230g.

Desert Dune Safari

10 days - Travel in a combination of light aircraft & specially adapted safari vehicles to some of the most remote areas on the planet. This specialized safari gives travellers a unique insight into the desert areas of Namibia

Diverse Namibia Safari

10 days - small groups and knowledgeable guides define this exclusive safari. Accommodation is on several private concession areas and camps and highlights include Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and the Etosha National Park

Ultimate Namibia Safari

10 Days - Stay in good quality lodges while vising the highlights of central & northern Namibia, including the dunes at Sossusvlei, Damaraland & the Etosha National Park.

Northern Odyssey

7 Days - Visits Swakopmund, Damaraland, a Himba Village & the Etosha National Park. From Windhoek - Windhoek

Quick Trip Namibia

7 Days - manages to visit two of the most popular destinations in Namibia: Etosha & Sossusvlei. Departs and returns to Windhoek.

Southern Odyssey

7 Days - The Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon & Sossusvlei in a week. Departs & returns to Windhoek

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