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african black swift

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: African black swifts (Apus barbatus) inhabit mainly mountainous country when breeding. They can be observed in a wide range of other habitats but favour open areas.

Distribution: Extreme eastern Caprivi and on the cliffs of Victoria Falls.

Diet: Flies, ants, bees and beetles are caught in flight.

Description: Barbatus is the Latin word for bearded.

Breeding: Little is known of their breeding habits. Nests are a thin, but strong, shallow pad made of feathers and grass, stuck together by saliva. Usually 2 eggs are laid between September and February.

Size: 19cm. Weight: 42g.

Caprivi Houseboat Safaris

Custom make yourself an idyllic trip aboard a private house boat on the Zambezi & Chobe Rivers

Chobe Princess Houseboats

Part of the Zambezi Queen collection these three smaller houseboats operate on the Chobe River offer a superb opportunity to view birds, mammals and scenery on a 2 or 3 night trip

Zambezi Queen

A luxurious house boat on the Chobe River which offers 2 or 3 night cruises on the Chobe River. An excellent way to celebrate a special occasion or just to relax in these splendid surroundings

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