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.
On an old mission station south of Okahandja, the farm Otjisazu is full of historical interest
Situated some distance west of Okahandja the natural hot spring has been tapped and is used to full both an indoor and outdoor pool
A tranquil garden & African decor give this country hotel laid back, relaxed feeling. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Okahandja
A game farm which offers a 'boutique camping experience' with accommodation in air-conditioned permanently erected tents
Situated on farmland west of Okahandja, Oropoko has a well stocked game park