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Karoo thrush

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The Karoo thrush (Turdus smithi) was first recorded by the biological collector, Sir Andrew Smith (1797-1872 ). Known habitats include riverine riparian woodland, and in riverine vegetation. Also found on highveld and in some garden locations.

Distribution: From the Brukkaros Volcano south to the Orange River and Fish River Canyon.

Diet: Large numbers can be found in orchards or fruit crop growing farms or regions. Eats earthworms, garden pond fish, fallen fruit such as peaches, plums and apricots.

Description: A large thrush with a stout bill and decurved and notched upper mandible.

Breeding: Females build a nest of damp vegetation, whilst the singing male perches nearby. From 1 to 4 eggs are laid from October to February and incubated for around 14 days.

Size: 24cm. Weight: 80g.

The Cababnas | Camp Provenance

Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures

Goibib Mountain Lodge

An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm

Norotshama Lodge

Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post

Orange River Lodge

The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia

Sandfontein Lodge

A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment

The White House

Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.

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