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dusky sunbird

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Dusky sunbirds (Cinnyris fuscus) are capable of moving large distances to find resources from succulent and Nama Karoo northwards through semi-arid coastal plains with rocky inselbergs, watercourses supporting scrub and sand dunes.

Distribution: Locally common in range throughout most of Namibia less for the north-east and south southern Namib Desert dune seas. Abundant around wild tobacco plants near Keetmanshoop.

Diet: Prefers to probe for nectar from a perch. Probes various aloes, the quiver tree, honey-thorns, mistletoes and some garden plants and wild tobacco.

Description: Blackish brown with purple-blue head and upper parts with grey-brown flight feathers. Fuscus is Latin for 'dull or dusky'

Breeding: Aerial displays, vigorous singing and territory defence attitudes are part of their courtship behaviour. Nest are built from dry grass, leaves and bark and bound together with spider web. From 2 to 3 eggs are laid from September to June and incubated for around 12 days by the female.

Size: 12cm. Weight: 9g.

Dunes & Wildlife

6 Days - A short tour including game viewing in the Etosha Park, a short visit to the sea-side town of Swakopmund and the massive dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Windhoek-Windhoek

Desert Dream Tour

4 Days - The dunes at Sossusvlei & the Namib Naukluft Mountains are highlights. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund

Etosha Tour

4 Days - Get your game viewing fix in the Etosha National Park. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund

Etosha Express

3 Days - Short safari to Etosha Park. Windhoek-Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Express

3 Days - Short tour to Sossusvlei. Swakopmund - Windhoek

Sossusvlei Shuttle Tour

3 Days - Of all our short trips to Soussusvlei this tour offers the best value for money

Sossusvlei Shuttle Safari

3 Days - A very flexible trip to Sossusvlei. Choose between Swakopmund or Windhoek departures and finishes.

Namibia Tours