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lesser honeyguide

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The lesser honeyguide (Indicator minor) is a solitary bird that inhabits woodland and savannah, riverine forest, forest fringes, parks and gardens and plantations. A series of deliberate notes are delivered from traditional song posts with the male being vocal in the morning and early afternoon. The same song posts may be used for years. Lesser honeyguides attack small birds that perch nearby. Bird baths are a favoured watering hole.

Distribution: Central and northern Namibia including Etosha National Park, Caprivi, central highlands. Absent from Namib Desert.

Diet: Insects are eaten from the leaves and branches, as well as crevices in bark and holes in trees. Mayflies, ants, caterpillars and spiders.

Description: A smaller version of the greater honeyguide although different markings and identification. Plumage is green, brown and grey with long pointed wings. Their skin is characterisable tough, perhaps resistant to bee stings.

Breeding: Eggs are laid at 2 day intervals, from 2 to 7. Incubation periods are 12 days. Juveniles leave the nest after 37 to 38 days and do not return.

Size: 15cm. Weight: 28g.

Dune Hopper

3 or 4 Days - The dune hopper concept offers scheduled flights from Windhoek or Swakopmund - with overnight stays of varying lengths at several lodges in the NamibRand Private Reserve and around Sossusvlei

Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari

4 Days - A not to be missed fly-in Safari to one of the most remote areas on earth. This is an exceptional safari with highly qualified and knowledgeable guides & can safely be described as one of the best safari experiences in Namibia.

Skeleton Coast & Sossusvlei

4 Days - The same as the Skeleton Coast Fly-In Safari (above) but with the addition of a a visit to Sossusvlei

Skeleton Coast & Etosha Fly-In

5 Days - The fourth and final Skeleton Coast Safari gives the opportunity for game viewing in Etosha

Skeleton Coast & Luderitz Fly-In Safari

6 Days - The third is the series of Skeleton Coast Safaris this time with the addition of the small harbour town of Luderitz

Namibia Flying Safari

7 Days - A typical flight around Namibia, this is highly customisable and the itinerary, lodges & even the number of days can be amended to suit your individual requirements

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