Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Kimberley pipits (Anthus psuedosimilis) prefer areas of short vegetation not far from the bare ground found amongst open grassveld and Karroid vegetation. Dry riverbeds also attract this species.Distribution: South-western Namibia, possibly extending as far west as Fish River Canyon and to Keetmanshoop.
Diet: Forages on the ground in search of insects.Description: Often confused with the long-billed pipit which has a longer bill and hind claw. The tail appears to be longer and the legs shorter.
Breeding: Females lay 2 or 3 oval eggs in October and November. Nests are made from grass and lined with rootlets and finer plant material.
Size: 18cm. Weight: 30g.
A popular establishment in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop
A large air-conditioned hotel in Keetmanshoop. A useful stop en-route to the Fish River Canyon and South Africa
Good facilities make this an excellent overnight choice