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green sandpiper

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Green sandpipers (Tringa ochropus) pick and prey around small streams, woodland pools and vleis and ditches, remaining mostly absent from coastal and tidal patterns.

Distribution: Omatako Dam, Caprivi.

Diet: Forages under overhanging vegetation along stream banks for crustaceans, fish, spiders and plant matter.

Description: Ochropus refers to 'yellow feet'. They are often confused with the wood sandpiper which has longer, paler legs and a longer and narrower barred tail.

Breeding: Breeds out of Namibian range.

Size: 23cm. Weight: 85g. Wingspan: 60cm.

Ostrich Self Drive

3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari

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Damara Tern Self Drive

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