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Etosha National Park, Namibia (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Etosha National Park, Namibia

Map of Etosha National Park, Namibia

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Africa: Eastern and Southern

1/15/2003: We arrived at Etosha in our rent-a-car, and we arranged two nights camping in the park. Etosha was full of wildlife, but we were disappointed to learn that, ultimately, the park is no more than a huge fenced off area surrounded by farms. Still, the fence is there more to keep wildlife out than it is to keep them in.

Previous Visit (Brandenberg: 1/14/2003)
Next Visit (Tsumeb: 1/17/2003)

Species Recorded (44)

Birds ( 35 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Lappet-faced Vulture - Torgos tracheliotos
White-headed Vulture - Trigonoceps occipitalis

Grebes ( Podicipedidae )
Little Grebe - Tachybaptus ruficollis

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Red-billed Duck - Anas erythrorhyncha

Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies ( Acciptridae )
Tawny Eagle - Aquila rapax
Black-Breasted Snake-Eagle - Circaetus pectoralis
Martial Eagle - Polemaetus bellicosus

Falcons and Allies ( Falconidae )
Lanner Falcon - Falco biarmicus
Eurasian Hobby - Falco subbuteo

Plovers ( Charadriidae )
Crowned Lapwing - Vanellus coronatus

Coursers ( Glareolidae )
Temminck's Courser - Cursorius temminckii

Stilts and Avocets ( Recurvirostridae )
Black-winged Stilt - Himantopus himantopus

Sandgrouse ( Pteroclidae )
Double-banded Sandgrouse - Pterocles bicinctus

Pigeons and Doves ( Columbidae )
African Green-Pigeon - Treron calvus

Turacos ( Musophagidae )
Gray Go-away-bird - Corythaixoides concolor

Typical Owls ( Strigidae )
Marsh Owl - Asio capensis
African Scops-owl - Otus senegalensis
Southern White-faced Owl - Ptilopsis granti

Mousebirds ( Coliidae )
Red-faced Mousebird - Urocolius indicus

Sunbirds ( Nectariniidae )
Mariqua Sunbird - Cinnyris mariquensis

Bee-eaters ( Meropidae )
European Bee-eater - Merops apiaster

Rollers ( Coraciidae )
Rufous-crowned Roller - Coracias naevius

Barbets ( Lybiidae )
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird - Pogoniulus chrysoconus

Drongos ( Dicruridae )
Fork-tailed Drongo - Dicrurus adsimilis

Prinias and Apalis ( Cisticolidae )
Green-backed Camaroptera - Camaroptera brachyura

Thrushes and Allies ( Turdidae )
Capped Wheatear - Oenanthe pileata
Groundscraper Thrush - Psophocichla litsitsirupa

Shrikes ( Laniidae )
Red-backed Shrike - Lanius collurio
Lesser Gray Shrike - Lanius minor

Starlings and Mynas ( Sturnidae )
Wattled Starling - Creatophora cinerea
Cape Glossy-Starling - Lamprotornis nitens

Brushfinches, Seedeaters, Sparrows, and Allies ( Emberizinae )
Cinnamon-breasted Bunting - Emberiza tahapisi

Old World Sparrows ( Passeridae )
White-browed Sparrow-Weaver - Plocepasser mahali
Eastern Paradise-Whydah - Vidua paradisaea
Shaft-tailed Whydah - Vidua regia




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