Ludwig's bustard is named after the German botanist, businessman, pharmacist and zoo-keeper Baron Carl von Ludwig.
Kori bustards frequent fairly dry, open savannah, some grassland areas and shrublands with water that can provide some shade and cover when disturbed.
Red-crested korhaans are dependent on a woodland type habitat in dry country with sandy soils.
The northern black korhaan are fairly common and widespread in Namibia.
Rüppell's korhaan is named after the German explorer, collector and naturalist Wilhelm Rüppell.
The Karoo korhaan was proclaimed and named after Nicholas Aylward Vigors.
Black-bellied bustards inhabit regions of hilly and flat ground with grassy savannah and tall dense grassland.
Grey crowned cranes inhabit dams, pans and marshes as well as lightly wooded areas and fields growing newly planted crops.
Blue cranes inhabit the grassland and scrubland that fringe Etosha National Park Pan, usually in large flocks, with up 750 birds being recorded.
Wattled cranes will inhabit fairly shallow wetlands with short, emerging vegetation.
The African finfoot can be found along quiet, wooded streams and rivers that flow along side vegetation and overhanging trees.
In Namibia the red-chested flufftail can be found in marshy, swamp and vlei type habitats as well as ponds and dams.
African rail live in and around reedbeds, semi-permanent or temporary swamps and marshes, along the edge of streams and rivers.
African crakes prefer lowland dry grassland and seasonally flooded grassland.
Black crakes walk across floating plants in reedbeds and other other vegetation floating alongside still or flowing waters.
Baillon's crake live and breed in the dense vegetation associated with pans, marshes and seasonally flooded grassland.
Spotted crakes are usually observed singly or in pairs in dense grass, at the edge of dams and marshes and seasonally flooded grassland.
Because striped crakes are secretive and creep away through grass if they are disturbed, they are difficult to observe in their preferred habitat of seasonally inundated grassland with marsh grasses.
African purple swamphens are found in a number of water type habitats that include slow running rivers and still waters that are fringed with bulrushes, sedges and reeds.
Allen's gallinule inhabit regions associated with freshwater marshes and reedbeds as well as dense vegetation with floating plants to walk on.
Common moorhens can be found in almost any habitat with water, including marshes, ponds, pans, swamps streams, canals, dams, lakes, flooded grassland.
Lesser moorhens are common at wetlands with dense, growing grass, as well as permanent freshwater wetlands such as swamps and marshes.
Red-knobbed coots can be found in a variety of habitats associated with water such as small to large freshwater ponds, lakes, dams, flood plains, swamps with reeds and sometimes on rivers.
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