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Blacksmith Lapwing

Blacksmith Lapwing
The Blacksmith Lapwing owes its name to the call it makes which sounds similar to a blacksmith shaping a glowing piece of metal on...

Aerobatics, clownery and an amazing family tree

Gaukler
The Bateleur Eagle is probably the most colourful raptor in Namibia. Unfortunately, like everywhere in Africa, its numbers have dropped sharply – according to...

Africa’s largest and rarest crane

Wattled Crane
Wattled Cranes are not often seen and they are not easy to spot. They are found on the vast flood plains of the Okavango...

A small bird as a symbol of love and forgiveness

Cape Sparrow
He is nimble, clever, cheeky. A feisty little guy who nevertheless tries to keep safe as far as possible. Not much attention is paid...

Spring has brought the first feathered migrants

Zambezi Birds
This year (2019) the first Carmine Bee-eaters already appeared on August 1st at the breeding colony between Zambezi Mubala Lodge and Zambezi Mubala Camp....

Bird Flu under Control, but Namibia’s Penguins are still threatened

Bird Flu
The avian influenza A(H5N8) virus, which has claimed numerous victims among the African Penguin colony on Halifax Island near Lüderitzbucht since the beginning of...

Setback for Namibia’s penguins

Penguins
On 13 February this year (2019) it became official: Namibia’s African penguins on Halifax Island off Lüderitz are dying from the dreaded influenza A...

Blue Cranes still threatened and largely unresearched

Blue Cranes
The rainy season should have started already, but by early December there had been sporadic showers only, with no further downpours to sprout fresh...

When nature goes haywire

Bird Beaks
Caged birds, such as budgerigars, are often given cuttlebone (the internal buoyant shell found in cuttlefish) for grooming their beaks. By using these ‘whetstones’,...

Research on Carmine Bee-eaters

Carmines
Mark Boorman from Swakopmund and I ringed a total of 530 Carmine Bee-eaters of the breeding colony between Zambezi Mubala Camp (previously Island View...

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