Birds of Namibia
Introduction: The pearl-spotted owlet (Glaucidium perlatum) can be observed over a wide range of bushveld and woodland habitats, especially with the mopane tree. This species have been noted to be killed on roads or caught on fences.
Description: Very small owls bereft of 'ear' tufts. They have strong legs, feet and bills. Glaucidium is Greek for 'a very small owl'. Perlatum is Latin for 'wearing pearls'. Often confused with the African barred owl.
Breeding: Nests in old barbet or woodpecker holes, sometimes lined with feathers. Females lay between 2 and 4 eggs with an incubation period of around 30 days.
Size: 20cm. Weight: 65g.
6 Days - For those with tight time constraints this safari visits the two major destinations: Sossusvlei & Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek
4 days - An expertly guided safari through Damaraland in search of desert adapted elephant & rhino. Excellent choice for anyone wanting to add a specialist activity to their time in Namibia
3 Days - Short excursion to Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek
3 or 4 Days - wonderful guided hiking trip - a never to be forgotten experience.
3 Days - A well guided & informative walking trip in the Namib Desert.
3 Days - Visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Runs from Windhoek - Windhoek