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Great reed-warbler

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: As one might expect, great reed-warblers (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) are widespread in reeds. Herbaceous vegetation, dense bushes and thickets, often far from water, are also well-visited.

Distribution: Widespread but scattered in central and northern Namibia, as well as the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Eats butterflies, grasshoppers, mayflies and dragonflies, small frogs, spiders snails and berries.

Description: A large, thrush-like warbler with a strong bill, with plain, olive-brown upper parts, a dark brown tail and a finely brownish-streaked upper body. Has a slow but loud, low-pitched song that cackles and crackles repetitively.

Breeding: Extralimital.

Size: 20cm. Weight: Up to 40g.

Lake Oanob

A selection of rooms and bungalows surround this large lake. This is a good place to stay if you are looking for complete relaxation, perhaps at the end of the trip before driving to the Windhoek International Airport (which is about 1.5 hours drive away)

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