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Red-faced cisticola

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Red-faced cisticolas (Cisticola erythrops) are usually observed singly, in pairs, or small family groups in along steams and rivers and in marshes. They also inhabit edges of reedbeds and along riverbanks with bushwillow a favourite. Expect to hear rather than see this species.

Distribution: Along the Linyanti Marshes in the Caprivi Strip and the Zambezi River.

Diet: Insects that are found in low undergrowth, such as beetles, ants, caterpillars and bluebottles are eaten.

Description: Pale olive-grey upperparts and wings. Silky white throat, chin and middle of belly. Has a varied repertoire of ringing notes that can reach a loud crescendo.

Breeding: A leaf and dry grass nest is lined with plant down. Females lay 2 to 4 eggs in December, incubated for up to 16 days.

Size: 14cm. Weight: 14g.

Dunes & Wildlife

6 Days - A short tour including game viewing in the Etosha Park, a short visit to the sea-side town of Swakopmund and the massive dunes at Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert. Windhoek-Windhoek

Desert Dream Tour

4 Days - The dunes at Sossusvlei & the Namib Naukluft Mountains are highlights. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund

Etosha Tour

4 Days - Get your game viewing fix in the Etosha National Park. Departures from Windhoek & Swakopmund

Etosha Express

3 Days - Short safari to Etosha Park. Windhoek-Swakopmund

Sossusvlei Express

3 Days - Short tour to Sossusvlei. Swakopmund - Windhoek

Sossusvlei Shuttle Tour

3 Days - Of all our short trips to Soussusvlei this tour offers the best value for money

Sossusvlei Shuttle Safari

3 Days - A very flexible trip to Sossusvlei. Choose between Swakopmund or Windhoek departures and finishes.

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