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Plain-backed pipit

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Plain-backed pipits (Anthus leucophrys) frequent short grassland and areas with sparse tree, rock and termite populations. Floodplains around marshes and the edges of wooded plantations are also visited.

Distribution: Northern Namibia regions only such as Etosha National Park, Tsumkwe and Kaudom Park and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Eats mainly moths and caterpillars, grasshoppers and mantids. Also takes seeds.

Description: Uniform dark olive or grey-brown upper parts, hence the common name. There are visible mottles and streaks on the crown. Leucophrys is a Greek meaning for 'white eyebrow'.

Breeding: A grass stem and root, deep cup nest is lined with fine grass. From 2 to 4 eggs are laid August to October, incubated for 14 days.

Size: 17cm. Weight: 28g.

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

Namibia Tours