Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Yellow-throated sandgrouse (Pterocles gutterarlis) live and breed near seasonal rivers and swamps and short, open grassy plains. They drink mainly in the morning, arriving in large flocks at waterholes with a bare, sandy 'shoreline' at the side.
Diet: Plants, weeds and grasses. Also feeds on crop grains such as oats, wheat, sorghum and barley.
Description: Gutteralis is Latin for 'of the throat' referring to the black throat collar.
Breeding: Only 2 or 3 eggs are laid in a scrape in the ground lined with dry grass or weed stems. Predators include banded mongoose and the pied crow, who have around 26 days to poach their eggs.
Size: 30cm. Weight: 350g.
5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops
4 Days - Guided hike on the Waterberg Plateau
3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia
3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)
Several rustic log cabins in the Namib Desert which can only be reached via a short and informative guided hike
A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert
The Rostock Ritz Lodge north of Sossusvlei (en-route to Swakopmund) has a variety of guided and un-guided hikes ranging in duration from an hour to an entire day
A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking