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Namibia


grey kestrel

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Grey kestrels (Falco ardosiaceus) supplement their diet with the husks of the northern lala palm which is under some threat in Namibia, as locals kill the trees to process the palms for sap.

Distribution: Range restricted to Ovambo and north-eastern Kunene regions of central north Namibia.

Diet: Hunts from perch, pylons or a tall palm for mainly insects and lizards, rodents and small birds.

Description: Ardosiaceus is Latin for lead-coloured referring to the overall uniform slate grey colouration.

Breeding: Between 3 and 5 eggs are laid in September and incubated for around 30 days.

Size: 32cm. Weight: 250g.

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge

A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.

Ruacana Eha Lodge

Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland

Uukwaluhdi Safari Lodge

North of Etosha, east of Osahakati & west of Opuwo this remote lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Omusati Region. Attractions here include tracking Black Rhino.

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