Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Wood pipits (Anthus nyassae) inhabit the short, grassy understorey of miombo woodland and at times in other rocky areas amongst other broad-leaved trees. They walk on the ground, but will flee to the safety of trees when disturbed.Distribution: North-eastern regions of Namibia only including Kaudom Park and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).
Diet: Forages under trees, mainly on the ground, for termites, beetles, crickets and grasshoppers, spiders, wasps, ants, cockroaches and bugs.Description: Sandy brown upper parts, with distinctive dark brown streaking. Dark brown tail, rufous-buff underparts and a streaked dark brown chest.
Breeding: An open cup of dry grass and root stems is lined with rootlets and other fine plant material. Usually 2 or 3 eggs are laid from July to February.
Size: 18cm. Weight: 25g.
3 Days - A Sossusvlei trip including guided nature drives & visits to the dunes as well as a balloon safari
3 Days - NamibRand Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful desert areas in Namibia - this fully inclusive trip visits this scenic area
3 Days - Swakopmund on the Namibian coast is the destination of this self drive tour
4 Days - Etosha & Ongava reserve offer excellent wildlife viewing
12 Days - Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Damaraland, Etosha & Ongava Reserves, Okonjima