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Red-necked phalarope

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The red-necked phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) is only found in Namibia at coastal salt pans and sewage works. This species can float on the water and occur singly or in small groups. Known to be tame.

Distribution: Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Also found in far eastern Caprivi.

Diet: Forages in shallow water as it swims with other waders for crustaceans and insects. A feature of the red-necked phalarope is the ability to spin on the water which pulls prey to the surface.

Description: Small thin-billed wader. Lobatus refers to their 'lobed' toes as does the Greek word Phalaropes which means 'coot-like' feet.

Breeding: Extralimital.

Size: 18cm. Weight: 35g.

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

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