Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Rosy-throated longclaw (Macronyx ameliae) were named after Amelie, the wife of the French nobleman and ornithologist, the Marquis Leone de Tarragon (1813-1896). They are also known as the pink-throated longclaw. Fine, short grasses in waterlogged or moist grasslands are their favoured habit. This species are usually observed in pairs, although small family groups can be seen on occasions.Distribution: Bwabwata National Park, Linyanti Marshes and the region around the Chobe/Zambezi River systems.
Diet: Eats mainly small insects such as small grasshoppers and ants, although small frogs have appeared on the menu.
Description: Distinctive pinkish scarlet throat and chin. A thin black moustachial band extends across the upper breast.
Breeding: Breeds and sings in low bushes, or other treeless locations. Females build an open cup made from grass stems and lined with rootlets. Usually 2 or 3 eggs are laid in October and incubated for around 14 days.
Size: 20cm. Weight: 33g.
5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops
4 Days - Guided hike on the Waterberg Plateau
3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia
3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)
Several rustic log cabins in the Namib Desert which can only be reached via a short and informative guided hike
A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert
The Rostock Ritz Lodge north of Sossusvlei (en-route to Swakopmund) has a variety of guided and un-guided hikes ranging in duration from an hour to an entire day
A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking