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southern Red bishop

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Southern red bishops (Euplectes orix) will often reside in habitats not too far from water, which includes marshes, open grassland and irrigated agricultural areas.

Distribution: Patchy populations throughout Namibia mainly along the Kunene, Kwando, Zambezi and Chobe River. Also observed in Swakopmund and Walvis Bay, the Orange River and southern regions of the country. Absent from the Namib Desert.

Diet: Eats mainly seeds and other plant material. Also take beetles, dragonflies, caterpillars and spiders.

Description: A small weaver with some red and yellow in the plumage. Distinctive black throat, face and forecrown, encircled by a red crown around the back of the neck and the upper breast.

Breeding: Nests are well-woven (Euplectes) with the frame built by the male and the female adding lining. From 1 to 5 eggs are laid February to May and incubated for around 13 days.

Size: 12 cm. Weight: 23g.

Amjicaja Guest House

5km from the town center and within walking distance of the lagoon

Courtyard Hotel - Walvis Bay

A business hotel close to the town center

Lagoon Lodge

A bright & cozy lodge overlooking the lagoon and close to all of the cities amenities

Oyster Box Guest House

A small, upmarket, owner managed guest house offering excellent views over the Walvis Bay lagoon

Pelican Bay Hotel

Well situated with views over the lagoon and close to the ever popular Raft Restaurant

Pelican Point Lodge

Adjacent to a light house on a remote peninsula near the town of Walvis Bay. Pelican Point Lodge offers luxurious accommodation in a tranquil, remote & unspoiled environment

Spindrift Guest House

A friendly & relaxing eight roomed guest house

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