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kurrichane thrush

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Kurrichane thrushes (Turdus libonyana) are locally common in woodland, riverine bush, gardens and parks. Both territorial and solitary, they will find a quiet spot with or without a mate to retire to or bathe in.

Distribution: North-east Namibian ranges including the Kavango Region, Etosha National Park, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Kaudom Park and Tsumkwe.

Diet: Forages on the ground, typically running and stopping to peck at the ground for beetles, ants, lizards and spiders. Also pecks at fruits.

Description: Olive grey-brown back, tail, flight feathers and upper wing coverts. Can be identified by tunefully whistled notes.

Breeding: Nest building is usually carried out after rainfall with all raw materials in the constructing are damp. Dry grasses are dipped in water before being used. Females lay 1 to 4 eggs fro September to February and incubated for up to 15 days.

Size: 21cm. Weight: 62g.

Fish River Horse Riding

6 Days - A horse riding trail along the famous Fish River Canyon

Desert Horse Ride

6 Days - Riding through the beautiful environment of the Namib Desert around Aus. Includes a visiting the Wild Horses of the Namib Desert

Horse Riding | Windhoek

A wide variety of horse riding options including: Champagne Breakfast Rides, Sundowner Rides, Rides by the hour & even multiple day outings

Lodges offering riding

Bullsport Guest Farm - Naukluft Riding Experience

Bullsport is one of the premier lodges for both hiking and riding in Namibia. Both take place in the rugged, and scenic Naukluft Mountains. A variety of rides, from a few hours to several days, and expert supervision means the rides here are suitable for everyone from novice to experienced riders.

Desert Homestead Horse Trails

 Offers a wide range of guided riding within the Naukluft Mountains. With sunrise or sunset rides of one to two hours, or horse-trails for up to five nights, it is suitable for all experience levels.

Etusis Lodge - riding courses

Offers horse riding courses for beginners or experienced riders who want to brush up on their skills as well as day rides on the property

Immanuel Wilderness Lodge

A two hour guided horse back safari leads along a dry river with the opportunity to view game species sheltering or feeding in the bush

Kambaku Safari Lodge

Riding lessons, short out-rides and longer trails are all on offer here

Namibia Tours