Birds of Namibia
Diet: Crabs, aquatic beetles, frogs and tadpoles, grasshoppers and locusts, worms, crustaceans and termites. Live millipedes are swallowed hole. The Namaqua rock mouse sometimes appears on the menu.
Description: Can only ever be confused with the spotted thick-knee which lacks the grey wing panel of this species.
Breeding: A shallow scrape in the ground is sometimes lined with dry mud or vegetation. Eggs are laid between September and January.
Size: 40cm. Weight: 440g.
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