Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Spotting a yellow-bellied eremomela (Eremomela icteropygialis) is far more likely in savannah woodland than in shrubland or a rocky hillside or a garden. Groups of up to 8 are usual.Distribution: Of the 6 species recorded in southern Africa, 3 are found in Namibia. E.i. icteropygialis prefer the central and southern regions of Namibia, E.i. sharpei dominate the north and some north-eastern regions, whilst E.i. viriitincta are confined to the Kwando/Chobe/Zambezi River systems.
Diet: Searches twigs and foliage, working from the base up to the tops of bushes for termites, beetles, ants, caterpillars, fruits, seeds and nectar.Description: Yellow-rump (icteropygialis), greyish white breast and upper belly, brownish grey tail and pale olive to brownish-grey crown to upper tail colouring.
Breeding: A nest consists of a tidy thin-walled cup made of dry grass and plant fibres, bound by spider web. In May, the female lays 2 or 3 eggs which are incubated for around 14 days.
Size: 10cm. Weight: 9g.
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