Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Common swifts (Apus apus) can be seen frequently over open, semi-arid country, usually following rain when the vegetation is at its best. They are gregarious birds, congregating in flocks from 10's or 20's to 100's and even 1,000's.
Diet: Aerial feeders, eats mainly small insects. Drinks in flight by skimming over the surface of water.
Description: Medium-sized swifts with white throats, and a tail that is forked to square. Apus is the Greek word for 'without feet', referring to their highly reduced feet and legs.
Breeding: Migrant breeders. Nests in cracks in rock faces, on buildings or in other birds' nests.
Size: 17cm. Weight: 40g.
7 Days - The famous Fish River Hike complete with a guide and return transport from Windhoek
5 Days - Head to the top of the highest peak in Namibia
6 Days - Includes transport to and from Windhoek
5 Days - Explore the Fish River carrying only a day pack while your possessions & equipment are transported on a mule train
5 Days - Hiking in the Namib Desert - with transport from Windhoek included
4 Days - Hiking in the Fish River Canyon while your equipment is transported by mule
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)