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shalow's turaco

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Schalow's turaco (Tauraco schalowi) is named after the German author and ornithologist Hermann Schalow (1852-1925). They inhabit lowland evergreen forest and dense woodland and are resident and sedentary in the distribution range.

Distribution: Zambezi River Valley west of Victoria Falls near Katima Mulilo.

Diet: Forages in forest canopy and understory for leaf and flower buds and fruits.

Description: Distinctive, loud call. Glossy, green plumage with impressive crests and red flight feathers. Tauraco is a native west African name.

Breeding: Nests are made in trees with 1 or 2 rounded oval, dull white eggs with an incubation period of around 22 days.

Size: 45cm. Weight: 300g.

Conception Bay Flight

A scenic flight along Namibia's Forbidden Coast (Sperrgebiet) an area which is virtually impossible to visit overland. Attractions seen on this flight include ship wrecks, seal colonies and Sandwich Harbour. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Scenic Flight

A scenic flight over the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Excursion

A scenic flight that lands near Sesriem and includes a trip into the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Ultimate South

View a massive portion of southern Namibia from the air. A landing and ground excursion to the Fish River Canyon finish of this day trip. Flight from Swakopmund

Namibia Tours