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house sparrow

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: House sparrows (Passer domesticus) often fall prey to Peregrine falcons, barn owls, the common fiscal and the African rock python. Their habitat range is often in conjunction with human dwellings and settlements in areas ranging from semi-arid scrubland to forest fringes.

Distribution: Throughout most of Namibia less for the more barren regions of Otjozondjupa and Omaheke. Can be observed in Etosha National Park, sections of the Skeleton Coast and Namib Desert, the Orange River and Fish River Canyon.

Diet: Hops on the ground to peck seeds, soft buds and fruit. Also takes nectar and short-horned grasshoppers.

Description: Highly vocal bird with a grey nape and crown and chestnut coloured neck and nape. Pump grey, tail dark grey-brown, black upper breast and white underparts.

Breeding: Between 1 and 6 eggs are laid in a partly domed grass cup. Incubation is for around 11 days.

Size: 15cm. Weight: 26g.

Cape Cross Lodge

Wonderfully situated remote lodge - directly on the beach near the Cape Cross seal colony

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

An upmarket lodge on the Skeleton Coast - only visit-able as part of a fly in safari.

Terrace Bay

Accommodation in the Skeleton Coast, really catering for fisherman but hardened visitors who absolutely have to spend a few nights inside the Skeleton Coast Park may choose to stay here

Torra Bay

A campsite in the Skeleton Coast Park, popular with fisherman during the summer holidays

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