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desert cisticola

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: As the name suggests, desert cisticolas (Cisticola aridulus) were named because they predominately inhabit dry places or desert (aridulus). They are locally common in habitats of desert grassland dominated by Stipagrostis grass and tall grasses of other dry grasslands. Males are known to perch on these grasses and small bushes to sing.

Distribution: Throughout most of central and northern Namibia including Etosha National Park, Rundu, Damaraland, the Kavango Region and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Forages on the ground or in low grass for beetles, spiders and grasshoppers.

Description: Streaky blackish upperparts, dark brown tail and whitish underparts.

Breeding: A thin bottle shaped nest is made from dry grass and mixed with and bound by spider web. Usually 3 or 4 eggs are laid between October and April and incubated for 14 days.

Size: 11cm. Weight: 9g.

Namibia Explorer

10 Days - An excellent first time visitors tour. Includes: Africat, Etosha Park, Damaraland, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei.

Delta & Falls Safari

9 Days - Starting in Windhoek this is primarily a Botswana trip - visiting the Okavango Delta and ending in Vic Falls

Namibia Family Adventure Safari

10 days - Aimed specifically at families, this safari visits all the major sites on the country and includes a series of activities & adventures that will appeal to both children & adults

Southern Swing

7 Days - The granddaddy of Namibian safaris - visits Fish River, Luderitz & Sossusvlei. Combine with the Northern Adventure for the 14 day Namibian Experience Safari

Northern Adventure

7 Days - The best the north has to offer: Etosha, Africat (for leopard & cheetah), Damaraland, Himba Villages, rock art and Sossusvlei

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