Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Hartlaub's babbler (Turdoides hartlaubii) were first recorded by the German ornithologist Karl Hartlaub (1814-1900). Typical habitats would include thickets in certain types of woodland and tall, dense woodland along rivers and streams as well as papyrus swamps and reedbeds.Distribution: Locally common around the Kunene River and from Rundu to and along, most of the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).
Diet: As this species forages mainly in dense vegetation, their diet is unknown.Description: Dark brown crown, cheeks and neck, whitish lower rump, dark brown wings. Upper and lower breast dark brown. Emits a variety of noisy, shrill calls.
Breeding: A mainly grass and dry leaf nest is placed about 3m above ground or water. Females 2 to 4 eggs in either August, October, December or April.
Size: 25cm. Weight: 85g.
3 Days - Visits Sesriem & Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert
4 Days - Game viewing in Etosha National Park
10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
14 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Lüderitz, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Desert
20 Days - Visits Namibia, Vic Falls & Botswana