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namaqua warbler

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Namaqua warblers (Phragmacia substriata) are common along permanent rivers and streams with Acacia woodland and reedbeds. Difficult to observe as they tend to keep to dense cover. Usually they can be observed singly or in pairs, except after breeding when they gather in small groups. Phragmacia is a Latin word from the plant genera Phragmites and Acacia, the 2 dominant plant species characteristic to their habitat.

Distribution: Found along the entire Namibian range of the Orange River and in Fish River Canyon.

Diet: Eats small invertebrates such as beetles, ants, bugs and wasps. Also takes whole fruits, pulp and seeds.

Description: A small, long-tailed warbler that doesn't cock or swivel its tail. Substriata refers to their lightly dark brown streaked, white chin and throat and off-white breast colouring.

Breeding: From 2 to 4 eggs are laid (August to April) in a deep, open cup made of dry grass, strips of bark and roots. They are incubated for about 16 days.

Size: 14cm. Weight: 12g.

The Cababnas | Camp Provenance

Cabana's and permanently erected tents on the banks of the Orange River. This camp also serves as the starting base for several river rafting & canoeing adventures

Goibib Mountain Lodge

An owner run lodge, set in a scenic and mountainous area, just off the main road between Keetmanshoop & Grunau. Comfortable well equipped rooms are complimented by game drives (including night drives) on the large farm

Norotshama Lodge

Nestled in the great valley of the Karas region and situated on the banks of the Orange River, about 50km from the South African / Namibia border post

Orange River Lodge

The Orange River Lodge is situated near Noordoewer on the border between South Africa and Namibia

Sandfontein Lodge

A small lodge set on the third biggest game reserve in Namibia. Expect tranquility and a very personalised service in a remote environment

The White House

Not quite Washington DC! This remote accommodation is basic but extremely popular with those looking for good honest accommodation.

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