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little grebe

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Little grebes (Tachybaptus ruficollis) or dabchicks, can most often be found in fresh water, saltpans and in estuaries. Rarely found in the sea, they prefer locations such as lakes, dams, small ponds, slow moving rivers and streams and ephemeral pans with some overhanging vegetation.

Distribution: Throughout most of Namibia including Etosha National Park, Caprivi, Rundu, Skeleton Coast and northern Namib Desert, Orange River and central and northern regions of the country.

Diet: Mostly dives eel-like fish, other small fish, frogs, tadpoles, small crustaceans and molluscs and aquatic insects.

Description: Often confused with the black-necked grebe, which is larger with a longer neck and longer, more pointed bill. Ruficollis is Latin for 'rufous or red-necked'.

Breeding: Between 2 and 8 eggs are laid on a floating pile of water plants between February and June and incubated for around 19 days.

Size: 20cm. Weight: 170g.

Birds of Namibia

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

Self Catering Namibia