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carp's tit

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Carp's tit (Parus carpi) is named after the South African naturalist Bernard Carp (1901-1966) and are usually observed in pairs or small groups in savannah woodland on hills and escarpments. Ephemeral rivers fringed with dry woodland and farmhouse gardens are other known habitats.

Distribution: Near endemic to Namibia, locally common in the Namibian highlands and Namib Desert edges. Found in Etosha National Park, Epupa Falls.

Diet: Forages the crevices and leaves of lower tree branches for mainly insects and at times seeds.

Description: Glossy black head and grey head. Black edged tail, tipped with white. Black wings with white tipped bars.

Breeding: Usually 3 or 4 white or cream, oval eggs in a nest made of dry grass and a few leaves, incubated by both male and female.

Size: 15cm. Weight: 20g.

Kulala Desert Lodge

Up-market lodge with private entrance to the dunes at Sossusvlei

Le Mirage Desert Lodge & Spa

Moroccan inspired architecture seems strangely out of place in Namibia. The location, spa and general amenities are good.

Little Kulala

Luxury lodge with guided tour to the dunes using the lodges own private entrance, excellent choice for those looking for a little extra luxury

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Most luxurious lodge in the area, air-conditioned rooms and private butler

Sossusvlei Lodge

Large establishment right next to the Sesriem Campsite, best for keeping driving to a minimum

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