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black-crowned tchagra

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Black-crowned tchagra (Tchagra senegalus) inhabit dry, thorny savannah woodland, forest edges and suburban gardens. They often perch in small trees and bushes with their tails closed. Found singly, in pairs or small family groups.

Distribution: North Namibian regions only such as Etosha National Park, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Kaudom Game Park, Tsumkwe.

Diet: Forages on the ground for caterpillars, termites, spiders and small amphibians. Also takes small snakes and lizards

Description: Medium-sized bush-shrike with dark-streaked heads, longish tails with white tips and a rufous-edged wing feathers. Tcharga is an onomatopoeic name for their 'grating call'.

Breeding: Usually 2 or 3 eggs are laid in October or December to January and incubated for up to 17 days. Nest are built by both male and female consisting of a shallow basin made of fine twigs and rootlets and bound by spider web.

Size: 20cm. Weight: 50g.

Fiume Bush Camp

A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community

Nhoma Camp

A partially community owned camp - allows guest to gain an insight into the lives of the local Bushman community

Tsumkwe Lodge

In the town of Tsumkwe this lodge offers an opportunity to visit the local San communities

Namibia Tours