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northern black korhaan

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The northern black korhaan (Afrotis afraoides) are fairly common and widespread in Namibia, found in a number of habitats including Kalahari sandveld, dry grassland, grassy dunes and open savannah. Solitary creatures, they are noted for preening, sunning and head-scratching behaviour.

Distribution: Etosha, central highlands, Kalahari Desert, Tsumkwe.

Diet: Pecks close to the ground as it walks, often breaking into a run to catch flying insects. Eats beetles, grasshoppers, ants and worms, small reptiles, vegetation and butterflies.

Description: Small bustards with black bellies and distinctive aerial displays combined with a loud, harsh call. Afrotis is Latin for 'African bustard.'

Breeding: Eggs are laid directly onto the ground, year-round. 1 to 3 eggs incubate after a period of 22 days, although they are the target for a number of snakes.

Size: 50cm. Weight: 760g.

Arnhem Cave Rest Camp

The Arnhem Caves are the largest in Namibia, this simple rest camp allows guests to explore these caves

Eningu Clay House

Built from locally made red Kalahari clay bricks this is a wonderful lodge. Expect good food, stunning Kalahari sunsets and a warm welcome

Kiripotib Guest Farm

Hans and Claudia run an excellent guest farm - activities include game drives, learning about (and eating) local sheep, the art centre and carpet weaving. We think this is one of the best guest farms in Namibia

Sandune Lodge

Offers a variety of accommodation styles from guest houses to a tented camp.

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