Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Cut-throat finches (Amadina fasciata) prefer semi-arid savannah woodland under 1,500m high. If they are observed in pairs, this indicates their breeding season, otherwise small to large flocks are common.Distribution: Isolated populations in the north of the country as well as Tsumkwe and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).
Diet: Forages mainly on the ground for seeds and termites.Description: A small, finch with a sturdy, conical bill. Pale brown upper parts with a finely barred black. Tail dark brown with a white tip. A distinctive red band occurs around the throat, giving it a 'cut-throat' appearance below a white chin.
Breeding: From 2 to 7 eggs are laid mainly in March and April and incubated in a round, grass nest with a short tunnel entrance for around 12 days.
Size: 12cm. Weight: 19g.
6 Days - For those with tight time constraints this safari visits the two major destinations: Sossusvlei & Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek
4 days - An expertly guided safari through Damaraland in search of desert adapted elephant & rhino. Excellent choice for anyone wanting to add a specialist activity to their time in Namibia
3 Days - Short excursion to Etosha. Windhoek - Windhoek
3 or 4 Days - wonderful guided hiking trip - a never to be forgotten experience.
3 Days - A well guided & informative walking trip in the Namib Desert.
3 Days - Visit the sand dunes at Sossusvlei. Runs from Windhoek - Windhoek