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Yellow-bellied greenbul

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Yellow-bellied greenbuls (Chlorocichla flavivientris) prefer coastal and riverine forest habitats, with thick, tangled undergrowth. They are particularly fond of bathing in the morning dew caught in leaves.

Distribution: Found in the extreme north of Namibia such as Epupa Falls and from Rundu extending eastwards along the extent of the Caprivi Strip to Victoria Falls. Also prevalent in the Okavango Delta and Moremi Game Reserve.

Diet: Eats mostly fruits, insects, seeds and flowers.

Description: A medium-sized to large bulbul with a long, stout bill. The throat is usually yellow or white and the tail is the same length as the the wing. Chlorocichla is a Greek meaning for 'green thrush', flavivientris being Latin for the yellow belly.

Breeding: Both the male and female build a nest constructed of twigs, grass and dead leaves and bound by spider web. Usually 1 to 3 eggs are laid in November and incubated for around 14 days.

Size: 22g. Weight: 40g.

Black Thorn Self Drive

3 Days - A short visit to the sand dunes at Sossusvlei

Welwitschia Self Drive

3 Days - Get away to Swakopmund on the coast - includes sandboarding on the Namib Dunes as well as a dolphin cruise

Moringa Self Drive

4 Days - A game viewing trip to the famous Etosha National Park

Acacia Self Drive

8 Days - Combines a visit to Etosha National Park, with some time at Swakopmund and then the dunes at Sossusvlei

Marula Self Dive

9 Days - Southern Namibia: Fish River, Luderitz, Sossusvlei with some self catering accommodation.

Camelthorn Self Drive

10 Days - The classic northern and central Namibia trip. Includes Waterberg Plateau, Etosha National Park, rock art in Damaraland, Cape Cross & Swakopmund and ends with two night near the dunes at Sossusvlei.

Jackalberry Self Drive

10 Days - A combination of Namibia & Botswana. Highlights include game viewing in the Etosha Park & a trip in a traditional dug out canoe in the Okavango Delta Panhandle.

Quiver tree Self Drive

14 Days - Two weeks worth of travel allow you to visit everything that is included in the Camelthorn Self Drive and add the vast expanses of southern Namibia. Additional stops include Luderitz, the Fish River Canyon and a night in the Kalahari Desert

Makalani Self Drive

20 Days - This includes Waterberg, Etosha, a visit to the densely populated Owamboland region on the Angolan border, Kaokoland and the nomadic Himba People, rock art and desert elephants in Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Luderitz, the Fish River and Kalahari.

Baobab Self Drive

20 Days - A circular route that includes Sossusvlei, the highlights of Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region and Chobe, Vic Falls and the Okavango Delta in Botswana

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