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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.

Kavango River Lodge

Situated on the banks of the river (hence the name) in Rundu

Popa Falls Rest Camp

Close to the Popa Falls, this rest camp offers very basic accommodation

Sarasunga River Lodge

On a beautiful plot of indigenous plants and trees overlooking the river

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