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Yellow-billed duck

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Yellow-billed ducks (Anas undulata) prefer a habitat of open waters of estuaries, stillish waters of rivers, lakes, streams, marshes, swamps, dams and sewage works. They avoid areas of fast-flowing waters. Pairs and groups numbering many hundreds can be observed in these places and they usually spend their day floating near aquatic vegetation, on open or shallow water.

Distribution: Patchy distribution range includes Etosha National Park and the Orange River. More common in the Caprivi, Kwando River and Chobe River regions.

Diet: Yellow-billed ducks forage by swimming, immersing the head and bill before up-ending. The eat a mixture of plant matter, mainly pondweed as wells as grasshoppers and snails.

Description: Small to medium-sized ducks with grey-black necks and heads.

Breeding: Between 2 and 10 eggs are laid year round with an incubation period of 26 to 29 days. Males abandon females during or at end of incubation.

Size: 57cm. Weight: 965g.

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.

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