Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Square-tailed nightjars (Caprimulgus fossii) get their name from a German naturalist called W Fosse who first collected this bird in Gabon. They roost in the day on the ground in the shade of trees, long grass and bush, usually singly or in pairs in a largely open, sandy habitat with woodland or scrub.
Diet: Beetles, butterflies and a variety of insects.
Description: So-called because of their characteristic square-tail feature, noticeable in flight.
Breeding: Solitary nesters, females laying 1 or 2 eggs, incubated for a period of 15 days.
Size: 25cm. Weight: 60g.
3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari
3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area
3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour
4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing
12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima