Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Flappet larks (Mirafra rufocinnamonmea) inhabit grassy clearing and certain areas of broad-leaved woodlands and fine-leaved Acacia savannah woodland. Often they can be observed singly or in pairs but are difficult to observe as they rarely perch on trees or bushes.Distribution: Epupa Falls, northern Etosha National Park, Kaudom Park and selected stretches of the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).
Diet: Forages on the ground for invertebrates such as beetles, termites and grasshoppers. Also eats grass seeds.
Description: Mainly reddish cinnamon (rufocinnamonmea) colouring with dark brown streaks on the nape, rump and upper wing coverts. The tail is dark brown, the chin and throat white to buff with the remainder of the underparts orange-buff to creamy buff. Whistles can be heard from a perch at dawn. Wing claps can be heard when the flappet lark is in flight.
Breeding: A partially-domed cup of dry grass is lined with rootlets in the hollow or scrape in the ground. Females lay 2 to 3 eggs from October to April.
Size: 15cm. Weight: 26g.
3 Days - A self drive trip to the dunes at Sossusvlei
3 Days - Two nights in the coastal town of Swakopmund, this is the ideal get-away for those living or working in Windhoek. Includes a catamaran cruise on the Walvis Lagoon
4 Days - Elephants, rhino, zebra & giraffe are just some of the animals you can expect to see while you are in Etosha
8 Days - Etosha, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei are the highlights of this trip
8 Days - Etosha, Erongo Mountains and Sossusvlei
10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei
10 Days - Botswana & Namibia combination self drive - includes Etosha Park and a mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta
12 Days - Okonjima Bush Camp, Etosha, Damaraland, Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
14 Days - Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus & Kalahari Desert
20 Days - Visits all the best Namibia has to offer including Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, elephant tracking, the Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus Vista, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Deserts
21 Days - Visits the highlights of Central and Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region (formerly Caprivi), Vic Falls & the Okavango Delta in Botswana
24 Days - As you would expect from our longest self drive safari, it visits most of Namibia including Owamboland & Kaokoland - two areas which seldom appear on trips through the country