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Neddicky

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Of the 6 species of neddicky (Cisticola fulvicapilla) recorded in southern Africa, C.f. hallae is the subspecies that can be observed in Namibia. There habitat range includes gardens, the edges of plantations, roads and forests and scrub on rocky slopes. They also favour understory of broad-leaved woodland and thorn savannah.

Distribution: Absent from most of Namibia less for the north-east and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Rundu and the Kaudom Park.

Diet: Forages low down in the undergrowth and searches flowers and leaves for prey. Eats mostly insects including termites, moths, caterpillars and grasshoppers. Also takes nectar from mountain aloe and spotted aloe.

Description: Fulvicapilla is Latin for 'tawny hair'. This sub species has paler underparts and a more yellowish tawny crown than others.

Breeding: A course dry leaf nest bound with spider web is placed in a low tuft of grass, at times almost on the ground itself. Usually 2 to 5 eggs are laid from October to January and incubated for up to 15 days.

Size: 11cm. Weight: 10g.

Fiume Bush Camp

A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community

Nhoma Camp

A partially community owned camp - allows guest to gain an insight into the lives of the local Bushman community

Tsumkwe Lodge

In the town of Tsumkwe this lodge offers an opportunity to visit the local San communities

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