Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Apart from riverine forest and lowland evergreen forest, black-backed puffbacks (Dryoscopus cubla) inhabit closed and open woodland, gardens and Eucalyptus plantations. This species spend most of their time in the tree canopy, usually in pairs or small family groups and are rarely observed on the ground.
Diet: Gleans insects from twigs and leaves as well as flying termites, beetles, caterpillars, Acacia buds and the fruits of the mustard tree.
Description: Small bush-shrike with black and white colouration, fluffy back and rump plumage. Characteristic 'puffball' displays. Dryoscopus is a Greek word for 'a watcher from trees'.
Breeding: 1 pair of black-backed puffbacks will remain together for about 4 breeding seasons. Females build a small, neat cup made of grass, bark and roots, where they lay 2 or 3 eggs in either October, November or February.
Size: 18cm. Weight: 25g.
6 Days - A short tour including game viewing in the Etosha Park, a short visit to the sea-side town of Swakopmund and the massive dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Windhoek-Windhoek
5 Days - A visit to Etosha and a private game park in central Namibia. Windhoek-Windhoek
4 Days - The dunes at Sossusvlei & the Namib Naukluft Mountains are highlights. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
4 Days - Get your game viewing fix in the Etosha National Park. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund
3 Days - Short safari to Etosha Park. Windhoek-Windhoek
3 Days - Short tour to Sossusvlei. Swakopmund - Windhoek
3 Days - A very flexible trip to Sossusvlei. Choose between Swakopmund or Windhoek departures and finishes.