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pygmy falcon

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Pygmy falcons (Polihierax semitorquatus) are largely dependent on the mass nest constructions of the sociable weaver found in flat, open areas of dry grassland with scattered camelthorn trees. They usually occur singly, in pairs or in small family groups, perching on the top of a bush, tree or pylon.

Distribution: Mainly southern and central Namibia including the Orange River through to Etosha National Park.

Diet: Eats sand lizards, skinks and agamas but also takes large beetles and occasionally rodents. Weaver nestlings are also taken.

Description: Often confused with a variety of shrikes, even though they are slimmer with longer tails and a black facial mask.

Breeding: Uses nest chambers of sociable weavers instead of building own nest. Females lay between 1 and 4 eggs incubated for around 30 days.

Size: 20cm. Weight: 70g.

Oryx Self Drive

3 Days - A self drive trip to the dunes at Sossusvlei

Dolphin Self Drive

3 Days - Two nights in the coastal town of Swakopmund, this is the ideal get-away for those living or working in Windhoek. Includes a catamaran cruise on the Walvis Lagoon

Elephant Self Drive

4 Days - Elephants, rhino, zebra & giraffe are just some of the animals you can expect to see while you are in Etosha

Springbuck Self Drive

8 Days - Etosha, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei are the highlights of this trip

Warthog Self Drive

8 Days - Etosha, Erongo Mountains and Sossusvlei

Rhino Self Drive

10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei

Puku Self Drive

10 Days - Botswana & Namibia combination self drive - includes Etosha Park and a mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta

Porcupine Self Drive

12 Days - Okonjima Bush Camp, Etosha, Damaraland, Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei

Meerkat Self Drive

14 Days - Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus & Kalahari Desert

Leopard Self Drive

20 Days - Visits all the best Namibia has to offer including Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, elephant tracking, the Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus Vista, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Deserts

Lechwe Self Drive

21 Days - Visits the highlights of Central and Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region (formerly Caprivi), Vic Falls & the Okavango Delta in Botswana

Honey Badger Self Drive

24 Days - As you would expect from our longest self drive safari, it visits most of Namibia including Owamboland & Kaokoland - two areas which seldom appear on trips through the country

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