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Orange-breasted bush-shrike

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Orange-breasted bush-shrikes (Telophorus sulfureopectus) inhabit woodland, notably Acacia and mixed riparian woodlands. This species is usually heard and not seen as they prefer to remain out of sight in the tree canopy.

Distribution: North-eastern Namibia only. Etosha National Park, Rundu, Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), Chobe/Zambezi River systems, Okavango Delta.

Diet: Eats beetles, wasps and caterpillars by foraging mainly in tree-canopies.

Description: Dark brown flight feathers, bright orange upper breast, with bright yellow underparts. Reddish-brown eyes, bluish-grey legs and feet. Often confused with the larger and larger-billed grey-headed bush-shrike.

Breeding: Females lay 1 to 3 eggs in an untidy shallow cup made of twigs, grass and rootlets and incubated for around 2 weeks.

Size: 18cm. Weight: 25g.

Black Thorn Self Drive

3 Days - A short visit to the sand dunes at Sossusvlei

Welwitschia Self Drive

3 Days - Get away to Swakopmund on the coast - includes sandboarding on the Namib Dunes as well as a dolphin cruise

Moringa Self Drive

4 Days - A game viewing trip to the famous Etosha National Park

Acacia Self Drive

8 Days - Combines a visit to Etosha National Park, with some time at Swakopmund and then the dunes at Sossusvlei

Marula Self Dive

9 Days - Southern Namibia: Fish River, Luderitz, Sossusvlei with some self catering accommodation.

Camelthorn Self Drive

10 Days - The classic northern and central Namibia trip. Includes Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, rock art in Damaraland, Cape Cross & Swakopmund and ends with two night near the dunes at Sossusvlei.

Jackalberry Self Drive

10 Days - A combination of Namibia & Botswana. Highlights include game viewing in the Etosha Park & a trip in a traditional dug out canoe in the Okavango Delta Panhandle.

Quiver tree Self Drive

14 Days - Two weeks worth of travel allow you to visit everything that is included in the Camelthorn Self Drive and add the vast expanses of southern Namibia. Additional stops include Luderitz, the Fish River Canyon and a night in the Kalahari Desert

Makalani Self Drive

20 Days - This includes Waterberg, Etosha, a visit to the densely populated Owamboland region on the Angolan border, Kaokoland and the nomadic Himba People, rock art and desert elephants in Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Luderitz, the Fish River and Kalahari.

Baobab Self Drive

20 Days - A circular route that includes Sossusvlei, the highlights of Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region and Chobe, Vic Falls and the Okavango Delta in Botswana

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