Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Pale flycatchers (Bradornis pallidus), or pallid flycatchers, favour broad-leaved woodlands with a thick understorey, open bush and woodlands and are attracted to burnt ground. Although they are often found singly or in pairs, small groups of up to 12 are not uncommon.Distribution: Common in north central and north-eastern Namibia including Kaudom Park, Tsumkwe, Kwando River, Chobe River/Linyati Swamp regions and Bwabwata National Park.
Diet: Swoops and hovers for ants, beetles, flies, bugs and occasionally takes fruit.Description: A medium-sized flycatcher with a slender bill, a drab plumage and long but rounded wings. Bradornis is a Greek meaning for 'a slow or sluggish bird', as it spends much of its time on the ground, prompting some experts to believe it might not be a flycatcher at all.
Breeding: The pale flycatcher is one of the few of its kind that a male does not sing to the female when nest construction is under way. From 2 to 4 eggs are laid from August to January and incubated for 14 days.
Size: 15cm. Weight: 21g.
3 Days - A self drive trip to the dunes at Sossusvlei
3 Days - Two nights in the coastal town of Swakopmund, this is the ideal get-away for those living or working in Windhoek. Includes a catamaran cruise on the Walvis Lagoon
4 Days - Elephants, rhino, zebra & giraffe are just some of the animals you can expect to see while you are in Etosha
8 Days - Etosha, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei are the highlights of this trip
8 Days - Etosha, Erongo Mountains and Sossusvlei
10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei
10 Days - Botswana & Namibia combination self drive - includes Etosha Park and a mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta
12 Days - Okonjima Bush Camp, Etosha, Damaraland, Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
14 Days - Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus & Kalahari Desert
20 Days - Visits all the best Namibia has to offer including Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, elephant tracking, the Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus Vista, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Deserts
21 Days - Visits the highlights of Central and Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region (formerly Caprivi), Vic Falls & the Okavango Delta in Botswana
24 Days - As you would expect from our longest self drive safari, it visits most of Namibia including Owamboland & Kaokoland - two areas which seldom appear on trips through the country