Birds of Namibia
Diet: Stands with 1 foot vibrating on the surface, which attracts prey to the surface and then feeds on small beetles, crickets, spiders, worms and crabs. Pecuarius is Latin for 'a grazer' which is a reference to their grassland habitat.
Description: Characteristic greenish-black legs and pale nuchal collar distinguishes it from all other Charadrius species except white-fronted and Kentish plovers.
Breeding: Between 1 and 3 eggs are laid year-round in a simple scrape in sand or dried mud and lined with pebbles, mud, grass and animal dung. Incubation periods are around 26 days.
Size: 14cm. Weight: 40g.
On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest
Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool
A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja
A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents
Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park