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Squacco heron

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Squacco herons (Ardeola ralloides) prefer still, fresh waters with thick-edged vegetation, ephemeral pans and flooded grasslands. Although usually observed singly, they do congregate in loose groups when foraging.

Distribution Widespread in north-east Namibia, also found in Etosha National Park, Skeleton Coast, Swakopmund and Walvis Bay and parts of the Orange River.

Diet: Walks slowly at the water's edge or in shallow water for fish, aquatic insects, frogs, spiders and crustaceans.

Description Small, short-legged heron with brown and grey streaked plumage.

Breeding: Females lay 2 to 4 eggs in a stick or reed nest, lined with grass and placed in a bush or tree above water.

Size: 40cm. Weight: 300g.

The Cababnas | Camp Provenance

Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures

Goibib Mountain Lodge

An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm

Norotshama Lodge

Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post

Orange River Lodge

The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia

Sandfontein Lodge

A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment

The White House

Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.

Self Catering Namibia