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african cuckoo

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: African cuckoos (Cuculus gularis) can be found in open woodland or Acacia type savannah on dry riverbeds with large trees associated with the south-west Kalahari Desert region. They are not usually observed in regions of dense forest and most dry areas.

Distribution: Central and northern Namibia including Etosha National Park, Windhoek, Ovamboland and the Caprivi, Okavango Delta.

Diet: Forages among shrubs and trees as well as on the ground for butterfly larvae. Searches for food in cattle dung.

Description: Dark ashey grey upperparts, with a whitish tipped, blackish tail. Ashey-grey wings. Yellow or yellow-orange legs and feet. Gularis is Latin for 'of the throat'.

Breeding: Brood parasite in fork-tailed Drongo nests. Lays, white, creamy or pinkish eggs.

Size: 33cm. Weight: 105g.

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge

A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.

Ruacana Eha Lodge

Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland

Uukwaluhdi Safari Lodge

North of Etosha, east of Osahakati & west of Opuwo this remote lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Omusati Region. Attractions here include tracking Black Rhino.

Namibia Tours