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Short-toed rock-thrush

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Short-toed rock-thrush (Monticola brevipes) inhabit mainly mountains (Monticola) with characteristic rocky outcrops, inselbergs, river valleys supporting scattered bushes and trees and also in towns and villages.

Distribution: Hartmannberge, Brandberg, Spitzkoppe, the Khomas Hochland and Auas Mountains around Windhoek and scattered rocky locations in the southern region of the country.

Diet: Forages on the ground for beetles, grasshoppers, scorpions, termites and ants as wells as millipedes. Also takes seeds and fruits.

Description: A small to medium-sized, short-footed (brevipes) thrush with a slender bill with a hooked tip. Both male and female birds have a blue-grey head with orange bellies and tails. Mimics calls of other species from this family.

Breeding: Females lay 2 to 4 eggs from November to March and incubated for around 14 days.

Size: 18cm. Weight: 60g.

Auas Safari Lodge

A privately owned game farm, with a good variety of wildlife just a short distance south of Windhoek.

Daan Viljoen Game Park

Newly built lodge in a small well stocked game reserve west of Windhoek

Dusternbrook Guest Farm

This lodge is very popular amongst those seeking leopard and cheetah viewing close to Windhoek. Regular feedings guarantee great sightings and photographic opportunities

Elisenheim Guest Farm

A relaxing lodge in the Eros Mountains (named after a local fruit and not the goddess of love) around 30km north of the city

Etango Ranch Guest Farm

Opposite the Windhoek International Airport, close enough to be extremely convenient but far enough away that planes are not a distraction. Great for those arriving late or leaving early, as cuts out the 45km drive from Windhoek/

Gocheganas Nature Reserve

One of Namibia's most popular spas with the added bonus of top game viewing.

Hohewarte Guest Farm

Between Windhoek and the International Airport lies this interesting cattle & game farm

Immanuel Wilderness Lodge

family friendly, mid range lodge in rural location

Naankuse Lodge & Wildlife Sanctuary

a wildlife sanctuary offering quality accommodation in a tranquil environment

Okapuka Lodge

large lodge on a large well stocked game farm, lion feeding included

Ondekaremba

On a large private game farm close to the Windhoek International Airport, ideal for those not wanting to travel into Windhoek before or after their arrival in Namibia

Onjala Lodge

Offering horse riding, spa treatments and two swimming pools, this is a good family lodge

Out of Nature Country Lodge

Close to the B1 road around 30 kilometers south of the city this lodge offers a good one night stopover for wary travellers

River Crossing Lodge

a few kilometers east of Windhoek this lodge offers unsurpassed views of the city from a setting in the Auas Mountains

Windhoek Game Camp

20km north of the city, this tented lodge offers a quality self catering experience surrounded by the veld and wildlife

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