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.
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
A partially community owned camp - allows guest to gain an insight into the lives of the local Bushman community
In the town of Tsumkwe this lodge offers an opportunity to visit the local San communities