Golden Breasted Bunting
Birds of Namibia
Introduction: The golden-breasted bunting (Emberiza flaviventris) favour a habitat that includes Acacia, Burkea and mopane woodlands. Dry woodlands alongside rivers and stony or rocky regions that support tall shrubland are also favoured.
Distribution: Throughout central and northern Namibia, less for the Namib Desert. Fairly common in the Kavango Region and Caprivi Strip.
Diet: Forages on the ground and amongst shrubs and small trees for flower buds and seeds. Insects taken include grasshoppers, termites, ants and beetles.
Description: Yellow belly (flaviventris), black nape, neck, crown and forehead with a black stripe from behind the eyes to the base of the neck.
Breeding: Usually 2 or 3 eggs are laid September to February and incubated for around 13 days. Nests consist of a deep cup made from grass stems, plant stems and the hairs from tails of cattle.
Size: 16cm. Weight: 20g.
Situated on the banks of the river (hence the name) in Rundu
Close to the Popa Falls, this rest camp offers very basic accommodation
On a beautiful plot of indigenous plants and trees overlooking the river