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rock martin

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Not surprisingly rock martins (Hirundo fuligula) can be found on rocky hills, quarries, cliffs and buildings. Often occur far from water in semi-desert regions. Perches on window ledges and rocks.

Distribution: Absent from north-east Namibia and the driest parts of the Namib Desert. Widespread throughout the rest of the country.

Diet: Forages at night around bright neon lights to catch insects aerially. Also catches prey over rocks and at low-tide on beaches.

Description: Brown head and upper parts, square, plain brown, forked tail.

Breeding: Females usually lay 2 or 3 eggs between September and December in a mud pellet cup lined with feathers and grass.

Size: 12cm. Weight: 22g.

Casa Blanca Guest House

a boutique hotel in the southern suburbs

Elegant Guest House

a luxurious six bedroom establishment in the quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek

House on Olof Palme

an owner run establishment in a peaceful setting

Galton House

Recently opened guest house in a quite upmarket suburb. Offers meals & excellent service

Jordani B&B

in the quiet suburb of Olympia

Londiningi Guest House

An owner run guest house located in a well established suburb

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Well established guest house in a suburban setting

Rivendell Guest House

Offers some of the best value for money accommodation in Windhoek

Terra Africa Guest House

situated in the suburb of Olympia this guest house also doubles as a small art gallery

Urban Camp

A campsite close to the city center, offers permanently erected tents and a sociable lively bar

Utopia Boutique Hotel

in the suburb of Klein Windhoek this boutique hotel shares grounds with one of Windhoek's most popular restaurants and a health spa

Villa Violet Bed & Breakfast

a small well designed B&B in a popular upmarket suburb

Villa Vista Guest House

a beautiful, owner-run guest house in a quiet suburb, within walking distance of several eateries

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