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spotted eagle owl

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Spotted eagle owls (Bubo africanus) have a wide habitat range that includes desert to forest, grassland, open scrub, low rocky ridges. Trees for nesting and roosting can be up to 2km apart. Bathes and drinks regularly at available water sources, although can survive without water. Carries ticks.

Distribution: Throughout Namibia. They are resident in many towns and cities such as Windhoek, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

Diet: Captures insects and bats on an aerial sortie, swallowing them at communal roosting sites. Hunts mainly at dusk and at night for hares, bushbabies, falcons, francolins and fruit bats. Small insects taken include snails, crabs, millipedes, large poisonous snakes, moths, mole-rats, dead fish and carrion.

Description: Medium-sized to large owl with strong legs, feet and bills. Rising and falling mellow hoot.

Breeding: Nests are scraped on flat surfaces. Females lay between 1 and 6 eggs in any month except for March. Incubation periods are around 30 days.

Size: 45cm. Weight: 700gm.

Heinitzburg Castle

Romantic accommodation in an restored castle, a must for honeymoons. Also the finest (and most expensive) restaurant in Windhoek

Hotel Pension Thule

Situated in on a hilltop with commanding views over the Klein Windhoek valley

Hotel Safari

near Eros Airport on the southern outskirts of town lies this 3 star hotel

Olive Exclusive

a luxury boutique hotel, offering top range private suites. Great for honeymooners, luxury & exclusivity guaranteed.

Safari Court Hotel

large hotel complex on the outskirts of town - near the Eros Airport

Windhoek Country Club Resort

A large hotel and casino, situated next to the golf course on the outskirts of town

Windhoek Hilton Hotel

situated in central Windhoek this hotel has 154 rooms, a casino and several bars and dining areas

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