Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip), probabley hopping or walking along the ground searching for seeds, grasshoppers and spiders. ">
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Yellow-throated petronia

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The yellow-throated petronia (Petronia superciliaris) can be observed in a savannah woodland and arid scrubland type habitat, often near wadis and cliffs. Generally a quiet and unobtrusive bird, they are usually observed singly or in pairs. Groups of up to 30 form in the winter months.

Distribution: North and north-eastern Namibia only. Found in Tsumkwe, Kavango River region and the Zambezi Region (formerly the Caprivi Strip).

Diet: Hops or walks along the ground to search for seeds, nectar, moths, some grasshoppers and spiders.

Description: A sparrow-like bird with pale stripes over the eyes. Greyish-brown upper parts, with a dusky streaked back. Sepia wings, greyish underparts with a yellow spot on the throat. Superciliaris means 'with an eyebrow'.

Breeding: Females usually lay 3 to 4 eggs in a natural hole in the tree or an old barbet or woodpeckers nest in January and February, incubated for up to 19 days.

Size: 16cm. Weight: 25g.

Fiume Bush Camp

A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community

Nhoma Camp

A partially community owned camp - allows guest to gain an insight into the lives of the local Bushman community

Tsumkwe Lodge

In the town of Tsumkwe this lodge offers an opportunity to visit the local San communities

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