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Tawny-flanked prinia

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Tawny-flanked prinias (Prinia subflava) think nothing of living in trees in the winter to forage for invertebrates, but will avoid forests. Tall grass, shrubs and bushes growing along the edges of streams, woodland clearings and rural villages, also attracts this species.

Distribution: Northern Namibia especially in the Oshakati region, Rundu, the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), the Okavango Delta and the Moremi Game Reserve.

Diet: Eats beetles, flies, caterpillars and grasshoppers, foraged on bare ground between tufts of grass or low down in shrubs and bushes.

Description: A small warbler with a long, graduated tail and short and rounded wings. Upper parts pale greyish-brown with dark brown flight feathers.

Breeding: Both male and female build a pear-shaped to oval nest woven and knitted with strips of grass leaves, often over shallow water or moist ground. Usually 2 to 5 eggs are laid at daily intervals between either July and August, December and January or March and April. The incubation period is 14 days.

Size: 15cm. Weight: 9g.

Ongula Village Homestead Lodge

A traditional Owambo homestead which offers a unique opportunity of interacting with the local community while getting involved in local activities such as cattle herding and basket making.

Ruacana Eha Lodge

Situated at the Ruacana falls on the Namibia / Angola border - this lodge serves as a gateway between Kaokoland and Owamboland

Uukwaluhdi Safari Lodge

North of Etosha, east of Osahakati & west of Opuwo this remote lodge is situated on the vast plains of the Omusati Region. Attractions here include tracking Black Rhino.

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