Birds of Namibia
Introduction: In Namibia, Cape buntings (Emberiza capensis) inhabit mopane savannah, saline desert, succulent steppe and dwarf shrub savannah. They are known to become tame around human settlements, with single observations common, as are pairs and family groups during the breeding season.Distribution: There are 2 of the 9 subspecies of Cape bunting found in southern Africa found in Namibia. They are E.c. Capensis (central and north-western regions) and E.c. Bradfieldi (southern Namibia). Locations include Etosha National Park, Epupa Falls, Damaraland, the Orange River and Fish River Canyon.
Diet: Eats seeds, ants and termites.Description: Variations between subspecies revolve mainly around the shades of brown and the streakings on the scapulars, back and mantle. The underpart colouration also differ from subspecies to subspecies.
Breeding: Untidy cup-shaped nests are made from rootlets, seeds, dry grass and hair. Eggs are laid from October to April and incubated for up to 16 days.
Size: 16cm. Weight: 20g.
16 Days - Fish River Canyon, Luderitz, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha and a few extra places thrown in for good measure make this the complete Namibian holiday
14 Days - Aimed at the more discerning safari participant, this fully inclusive trip stays at up-market accommodation around Namibia.
12 Days - A combination of lodges & luxury 'camping'. Includes visits to Cheetah Conservation, Etosha Park, Damaraland (and a Himba village), Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei
12 Days - Fish River, Luderitz, Sossusvlei & Etosha National Park
11 Days - The most scenic and interesting parts of of the country one one full inclusive guided safari