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rock runner

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Rock runners (Achaetops pycnopygius) more often than not inhabit hillsides and rocky outcrops. In Namibia, this species is not found on or near ephemeral rivers. They prefer to run than fly, a feature confirmed by their general habit of spending most of the time on the ground or rocks.

Distribution: The north-central and western escarpments of Namibia.

Diet: Eats mostly insects foraged almost entirely on the ground.

Description: Large, robust looking warbler with long legs, distinctive facial markings, a striped breast and reddish belly. Their overall structure allows them to hop with ease over boulder strewn slopes. They have a varied song 'sheet', consisting of trills and purring notes. Achaetops is Latin for 'resembling' to the Cape grassbird.

Breeding: Usually 3 eggs are laid in a grass, open, cup-shaped nest from November to March and incubated for up to 15 days.

Size: 25cm. Weight: 30g.

Conception Bay Flight

A scenic flight along Namibia's Forbidden Coast (Sperrgebiet) an area which is virtually impossible to visit overland. Attractions seen on this flight include ship wrecks, seal colonies and Sandwich Harbour. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Scenic Flight

A scenic flight over the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Excursion

A scenic flight that lands near Sesriem and includes a trip into the dunes at Sossusvlei. Flight from Swakopmund

Ultimate South

View a massive portion of southern Namibia from the air. A landing and ground excursion to the Fish River Canyon finish of this day trip. Flight from Swakopmund

Namibia Tours