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Burnt-necked eremomela

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Burnt-necked eremomela (Eremomela usticollis) inhabit mixed woodland and savannah woodland dominated by fine-leaved Acacia trees. This is a highly active species, continually on the move in the tree canopy.

Distribution: Central Namibia including Windhoek and Okahandja, north to Etosha National Park and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Eats small insects and spiders as well as feeding on the nectar of Mountain Aloe (Aloe marlottii).

Description: Usticollis is a combination of 2 Latin words which mean 'brown by burning' and 'neck'. Produces a very high-pitched song.

Breeding: As 1 bird builds 1 nest, then the mate will sing frequently, often joined by the partner. Females lay between 1 and 4 eggs between October and April and incubated by both sexes.

Size: 11cm. Weight: 9g.

Casa Blanca Guest House

a boutique hotel in the southern suburbs

Elegant Guest House

a luxurious six bedroom establishment in the quiet suburb of Klein Windhoek

House on Olof Palme

an owner run establishment in a peaceful setting

Galton House

Recently opened guest house in a quite upmarket suburb. Offers meals & excellent service

Jordani B&B

in the quiet suburb of Olympia

Londiningi Guest House

An owner run guest house located in a well established suburb

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Well established guest house in a suburban setting

Rivendell Guest House

Offers some of the best value for money accommodation in Windhoek

Terra Africa Guest House

situated in the suburb of Olympia this guest house also doubles as a small art gallery

Urban Camp

A campsite close to the city center, offers permanently erected tents and a sociable lively bar

Utopia Boutique Hotel

in the suburb of Klein Windhoek this boutique hotel shares grounds with one of Windhoek's most popular restaurants and a health spa

Villa Violet Bed & Breakfast

a small well designed B&B in a popular upmarket suburb

Villa Vista Guest House

a beautiful, owner-run guest house in a quiet suburb, within walking distance of several eateries

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