Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Brown firefinches (Lagonosticta nitidula) inhabit papyrus, tall grasses and reedbeds along swamps and marshes and rivers. Pairs and small groups are common, often with other species of finch or waxbill. Can become tame around humans, especially if there are bird bathes.Distribution: Kavango River region ranging eastwards through the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip). Common in the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.
Diet: Eats small seeds foraged on bare ground. Also takes termites and small ants.Description: Brown rump, upper parts and wings with a dark brown tail. Nitidula is 'shiny or glossy' in Latin, although the meaning is unclear.
Breeding: Uses old weavers' nests. From 3 to 6 eggs are laid from October to April and incubated for up to 16 days.
Size: 10cm. Weight: 10g.
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.