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White-chinned petrel

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: White-chinned petrels (Procellaria aequinoctialis) can be found inshore and in oceanic and continental waters, usually at shelf-breaks. White-chinned petrels regularly target ships, trawlers and other fishing vessels for food.

Distribution Found throughout Namibian waters, mostly over the continental shelf and shelf-breaks along the coast.

Diet: Forages by day and night by surface-diving for hake, shrimps, cuttlefish and small fish. Also eats anchovy and other crustaceans and squid.

Description Medium-sized to large petrel with dark brown plumage and whitish bills. Procellaria is a Latin phrase for 'bird of the storm'.

Breeding: Breeds annually in burrows on islands. Chicks and fledglings are sometimes adults are killed by the Subantarctic skua.

Size: 55cm. Weight: 1.3kg. Wingspan: 140cm.

Conception Bay Flight

A scenic flight along Namibia's Forbidden Coast (Sperrgebiet) an area which is virtually impossible to visit overland. Attractions seen on this flight include ship wrecks, seal colonies and Sandwich Harbour. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Scenic Flight

A scenic flight over the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Excursion

A scenic flight that lands near Sesriem and includes a trip into the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Ultimate South

View a massive portion of southern Namibia from the air. A landing and ground excursion to the Fish River Canyon finish of this day trip. Flight from Swakopmund

Self Catering Namibia