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marico flycatcher

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Although Marico flycatchers (Bradornis mariquensis) favour an arid Acacia savannah type habitat, they can also be observed in mixed and mopane woodland, but only if Acacia trees are present. Found singly, small groups of up to 5 are common.

Distribution: Widespread and common throughout the country less for the Namib Desert and the south.

Diet: Scans from the perch for caterpillars, small grasshoppers, flies, termites and some fruits.

Description: 2 of the 3 subspecies of Marico flycatcher can be found in Namibia. They differ mainly in shades of brown on the back, rump, wings and upper tail coverts.

Breeding: The female builds a dry grass and weed stems nest, accompanied by the male. From 2 to 4 eggs are laid year-round.

Size: 17cm. Weight: 23g.

Ai-Aiba Lodge

Nestled in a conservation area in the majestic Erongo Mountains this property contains a wide selection of rock art. Activities here center around rock art and various guided walking trails serve as a good introduction to Namibian rock art

Epako Game Farm

A luxury lodge offering top notch rooms & facilities. Guided game drives and bush walks allow guests to thoroughly explore the area.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

One of our favourite lodges in Namibia - excellent accommodation, food and guided walks in beautiful surroundings make for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Etusis Lodge

A variety of activities are on offer at this lodge near Karibib. Accommodation ranges from camping and self-catering options to private bungalows

Hohenstein Lodge

Situated at the foot of the Hohenstein mountain, this lodge offers many hiking and climbing opportunities. It is also well situated to visit the Spitzkoppe Mountain

Kashana Lodge

A charming lodge in the town of Omaruru. With all the facilities you may require including a popular restaurant & bar

Klein Eden Guest Farm

Around 30km east of Omaruru this pretty little guest farms offers self catering units in a tranquil and pleasant environment

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