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Spotted thick-knee

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The spotted thick-knee (Burhinus capensis) favours stony, open habitats such as grassland and savannah, hills and semi-desert. They are active mostly at night, roosting in grassy areas.

Distribution: Widespread throughout Namibia less for the driest parts of the Namib Desert.

Diet: Mainly insects especially beetles and termites.

Description: Large, long-legged wader with characteristic large eyes. Sings mainly at night.

Breeding: Between 1 and 3 eggs are laid between September and February in a shallow scrape.

Size: 43cm. Weight: Up to 620g.

Bahnhof Hotel

A lovely country hotel in the small village of Aus

Eagles Nest Lodge

Self-catering, rock bungalows on the Klein Aus Vista property. As Eagles Nest has no restaurant facilities guests are welcome to use the restaurant at Desert Horse Inn. This is a beautiful place to spend a few nights enjoying the beauty of southern Namibia

Desert Horse Inn

Named after the desert horses which are one of the main reasons for visiting the area, this is the more main stream lodge on the Klein Aus Vista property

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