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red phalarope

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Red-necked phalaropes (Phalaropus fulicarius) are a coastal vagrant observed in small flocks. Little is known of this species but it is the only wader with a purely marine migration route.

Distribution: Walvis Bay and sightings possibly at the Von Bach Dam near Okahandja.

Diet: Occasionally forages close to the shore behind the surf line shrimps, crabs and fish eggs.

Description: Like a coot, hence the Latin title fulicarius. Has dark grey flight feathers and predominately white underparts, dark brown eyes and dirty yellow legs and feet.

Breeding: A non-breeder in Namibia.

Size: 22cm. Weight: 55g. Wingspan: 40cm.

Elegant Farmstead

On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest

Gross Barmen Hot Springs

Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool

Okahandja Country Hotel

A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja

Omatozu Game Farm

A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents

Oropoko Lodge

Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park

Namibia Tours