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kimberley pipit

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.

Birds Mansion

A popular establishment in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop

Canyon Hotel

A large air-conditioned hotel in Keetmanshoop. A useful stop en-route to the Fish River Canyon and South Africa

Keetmanshoop Central Lodge

Good facilities make this an excellent overnight choice

Namibia Tours