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black cuckooshrike

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Black cuckooshrikes (Campephaga flava) prefer broad-leaved and mixed woodlands, well-treed gardens, plantations and the edges of evergreen forest. Usually they are found singly or in pairs, often bursting into song.

Distribution: North-eastern Namibia. Observed in Rundu, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) and Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.

Diet: Gleans mainly insects, moths and ants from canopy leaves, twigs and bark from tree trunks, at times hovering to select prey from leaves.

Description: Small to medium-sized cuckooshrike with fairly long tails. Mainly glossy black plumage. Campephaga is Greek for 'caterpillar eating'. Flava is Latin for 'yellow' referring to the bright yellow patch on the carpal joint.

Breeding: Females lay 1 to 3 eggs in a shallow felted moss cup incubated for around 20 days.

Size: 20cm. Weight: 32g.

African Odyssey

23 Days - Visits everything between the Fish River Canyon (in the south) to the Zambezi Region (in the north) and still has time to head via the Okavango Delta to Victoria Falls. Ideal for the first time visitor wanting to pack as much into their trip as possible

Combination Safari

19 Days - a good choice for those wishing to experience the best parts of Namibia & Botswana. For good measure a visit to the Okavango Delta & Victoria Falls is also include. Departs from Windhoek & ends either at Vic Falls or back in Windhoek

Itenga Wildlife Mobile Safari

15 Days - Our 'mobile safaris' offer a slightly more comfortable camping experience than the other itineraries on these pages. Alternating departures run between Windhoek & Victoria Falls visiting Chobe National Park, Etosha Park, a himba village, the coastal town of Swakopmund and the Sossusvlei sand dunes.

Namibian Experience Safari

14 Days - When we first designed a Namibian trip this was the itinerary, it still works brilliantly and is our most popular safari. Runs from Windhoek to Windhoek and includes all the major tourist attractions

Essence of Namibia Mobile Safari

12 Days - This mobile safari takes in the most popular attractions. Including the Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, Kaokoland (and a visit to a Himba settlement) the Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei

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