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spectacled weaver

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Spectacled weavers (Ploceus ocularis) are always observed in woody habitats that afford them decent cover, although they avoid forest interiors. Observations can also be made in thornveld and gardens.

Distribution: Occurs along the river systems of the Kunene and Kavango Rivers and in the eastern Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Forages along branches and amongst foliage to probe in bark crevices for crickets, caterpillars, beetles, spiders and centipedes. Also takes small crabs and bark-dwelling geckos. Diet includes berries, nectar and fruit.

Description: Ocularis is a Latin meaning for 'of the eye', referring to the eye markings.

Breeding: From 1 to 4 eggs are laid from September to March in a finely woven nest made from plant materials.

Size: 16cm. Weight: 30g.

Caprivi Mutoya Lodge

Caprivi Mutoya Lodge offers an ideal base to day trip into some of the Zambezi Regions most well-known national parks and a famous world heritage site.

Jackalberry Tented Camp

A four room private camp set inside the Nkasa Rupara National Park. A remote and private location in Namibia's least visited hidden gems of a game park makes this a must visit lodge. The lodge can also be booked for exclusive use on a self catering basis

Kalizo Lodge

A self catering family oriented lodge which offers excellent fishing opportunities

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