Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Northern shovellers (Anas clypeata) arrive in Namibia from late October and depart again around February and March. They prefer habitats of shallow, muddy-bottomed and fresh waters in open grassland. Sightings of only 3 northern shovellers together have been recorded in the country.
Diet: Forages for invertebrates in shallow waters.
Description: So called (clypeata), perhaps because of the broad chestnut panel on the belly and breast of the male.
Breeding: Mate outside of the region.
Size: 44 to 52cm. Weight: 465g.
3 or 4 Days - The dune hopper concept offers scheduled flights from Windhoek or Swakopmund - with overnight stays of varying lengths at several lodges in the NamibRand Private Reserve and around Sossusvlei
4 Days - A not to be missed fly-in Safari to one of the most remote areas on earth. This is an exceptional safari with highly qualified and knowledgeable guides & can safely be described as one of the best safari experiences in Namibia.
4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei
5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha
6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz
7 Days - A typical flight around Namibia, this is highly customisable and the itinerary, lodges & even the number of days can be amended to suit your individual requirements