southern black flycatcher
Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Southern black flycatchers (Melaenornis pammelaina) occur in broad-leaved and Acacia woodland. They are abundant in knob-thorn woodland and common in mopane woodland.Distribution: North-eastern Namibia only including Kaudom Game Park, Bwabwata National Park, Linyanti Marshes and the Chobe/Zambezi River systems.
Diet: Foraging is primarily conducted from a perch for flying insects outside of the tree canopy. Also eats termites, beetles, spiders, worms and centipedes. Takes berries from the black nightshade.Description: A large flycatcher with round wings and a fairly long tail. Other features include a black plumage with a greenish gloss (pammelaina is Greek for 'altogether olive').
Breeding: From 2 to 4 eggs are laid in either May or from August to January. Incubation is from 13 to 16 days.
Size: 21cm. Weight: 30g.
3 Days - Visits Sesriem & Sossusvlei in the Namib Desert
4 Days - Game viewing in Etosha National Park
10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
14 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Lüderitz, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Desert
20 Days - Visits Namibia, Vic Falls & Botswana