Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Diderick cuckoos (Chrysococcyx caprius) are common in forest edges, savannah and closed woodlands, open dry savannah, shrub lands, parks and gardens. They are usually seen singly or in pairs.
Diet: Eats mainly caterpillars, grasshoppers and butterflies.
Description: Caprius is Latin of goat-like although it should read cupreus for coppery referring to the head to back metallic green colouration.
Breeding: Brood parasite with small colonies of southern red bishops targeted more frequently than other species, although will invade many weavers nests. Observes colonies for some time before removing host egg from nest lay usually 1 egg sometimes 2. Lays clutches of 3 to 5 eggs.
Size: 20cm. Weight: 35g.
10 days - Travel in a combination of light aircraft & specially adapted safari vehicles to some of the most remote areas on the planet. This specialized safari gives travellers a unique insight into the desert areas of Namibia
10 days - small groups and knowledgeable guides define this exclusive safari. Accommodation is on several private concession areas and camps and highlights include Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland and the Etosha National Park
10 Days - Stay in good quality lodges while vising the highlights of central & northern Namibia, including the dunes at Sossusvlei, Damaraland & the Etosha National Park.
9 days - As the name suggests this mid-market tour visits three of the most popular destinations in Namibia
9 days - Along with visits to Swakopmund & Etosha this safari also spends a night at the wonderful Frans Indongo Lodge near Waterberg
7 Days - Departing from Vic Falls this trip travels through the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip) and down to Windhoek.
7 Days - Visits Swakopmund, Damaraland, a Himba Village & the Etosha National Park. From Windhoek - Windhoek
7 Days - manages to visit two of the most popular destinations in Namibia: Etosha & Sossusvlei. Departs and returns to Windhoek.
7 Days - Visits the highlights of the southern section of the country: the Fish River Canyon, Luderitz and the dunes at Sossusvlei. Windhoek - Windhoek
7 Days - The Kalahari Desert, Fish River Canyon & Sossusvlei in a week. Departs & returns to Windhoek