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Karoo prinia

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Karoo prinia (Karoo prinia) inhabit succulent steppe and desert and dwarf shrub savannah. Observed singly, in pairs or small groups, this species becomes tame in gardens. If disturbed they will perch on the top of a plant and call, with their tails cocked, before diving into vegetation to disappear from danger.

Distribution: Huib Hoch Plateau, Fish River Canyon and Keetmanshoop.

Diet: Forages low in shrubs, bushes and grass, where they can scour stems and leaves for small invertebrates. Eats mainly beetles, bugs, flies, ants, caterpillars and grasshoppers.

Description: A small warbler with a long, graduated tail, short and rounded wings and plain plumage.

Breeding: Both male and female build an oval shaped nest made from thin twigs woven to green grass leaves and lined with plant down during incubation. From 1 to 5 eggs are laid from July to January and incubated by the female for up to 17 days.

Size: 14cm. Weight: 10g.

Alte Kalkofen Lodge

80km west of Keetmanshoop, named after the large lime ovens found on the farms. Boasts the largest collection of lithops in Namibia

Birds Mansion

A popular establishment in the southern Namibian town of Keetmanshoop

Canyon Hotel

A large air-conditioned hotel in Keetmanshoop. A useful stop en-route to the Fish River Canyon and South Africa

Keetmanshoop Central Lodge

Good facilities make this an excellent overnight choice

Mesosaurus Fossil Site & Quiver Tree Dolerite Park

The undisputed winner of the longest lodge name in Namibia, MFSQTDP offers accommodation at reasonable prices

Quiver Tree Forest Rest Camp

Close to the Quiver Tree Forest this is a popular choice

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