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Spotted crake

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Spotted crakes (Porzana porzana) are usually observed singly or in pairs in dense grass, at the edge of dams and marshes and seasonally flooded grassland. A characteristic is their deliberate, long walking strides with jerky head movements.

Distribution: Generally uncommon but scattered populations in the Caprivi, Etosha National Park and Windhoek.

Diet: Earthworms, small fish, seeds and spiders.

Description: Medium-sized crake. Fine white spots and streaks on feathers, forehead, hind neck and side.

Breeding: Breeds outside of Namibia.

Size: 23cm. Weight: 85g.

Guesthouse Lisha

all rooms are equipped with basic self catering equipment & all except one has a private braai (barbeque) area. Making this the perfect location for those wanting to self cater

Rivendell Guest House

excellent value for money guest house with self catering facilities

Village Courtyard Suites

luxury self catering suites situated close to the city center

Villa Vista Guest House

a centrally located guest house with some self catering rooms on offer

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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