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Grey-backed camaroptera

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Grey-backed camaroptera (Camaroptera brevicaudata) are usually heard rather than seen in thickets and riverine bush in dry savannah woodland, patches of evergreen forest and in gardens and parks.

Distribution: Central and northern Namibia including Epupa Falls, Etosha National Park, the Kavango River region, Rundu and the entire range of the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Eats small invertebrates foraged low down in the undergrowth or on the ground. Eats small bugs and beetles, locusts, ants, flies and butterflies.

Description: A small warbler with long legs and bills and short, round wings. Greenish plumage above, greyish below. Brevicaudata refers to their short tails, often held cocked over the back.

Breeding: An outer shell of 4 or 5 leaves is stitched with spider web and sewn into growing leaves for support. The inner nest is lined with dry grass and plant down where females lay 2 to 4 eggs between October and April and incubated for up to 15 days.

Size:13cm. Weight: 11g.

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.

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