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Birds of Namibia

There is just the one family of Coliiform which are the Family Coliidae, mousebirds.


This family are small, stout, birds with long, thin, tails that taper off towards the end. Their plumage is mainly brown or grey, they have short bills which are used to slice off leaves and shoots. These birds are so-called because of their short, strong legs and toes are at the forward areas of the body, enabling them to shuffle 'mouse-like' along branches. They feed mainly on fruits and leaves and roost communally, as well as being regular dust and sunbathers. There are only 2 species of mousebirds found in Namibia. They are:

Fish River Lodge Hikes

5, 3 or 2 Days - hiking trails in the Fish River Canyon. Hikers carry a day pack and additional luggage is transported to the overnight stops

Mundulea Walking Trails

3 or 4 Days - Absolutely brilliant! One of the best experiences in Namibia

Tok Tokkie Hiking Trail

3 Days - Excellent guided walking trail on the NamibRand private reserve (near Sossusvlei)

Namib Mountain Trail

A day hike between two lodges on the very edge of the Namib Desert

Rostock Ritz Hiking

The Rostock Ritz Lodge north of Sossusvlei (en-route to Swakopmund) has a variety of guided and un-guided hikes ranging in duration from an hour to an entire day

Tsondab Valley Scenic Reserve Hiking

A lodge on the edge of the Namib Desert which offers exceptional hiking & walking

Namibia Safaris