Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Pin-tailed whydahs (Vidua macroura) occur in a wide range of habitats including grassland, hillsides supporting isolated populations of bushes and trees as well as open savannah woodland. Sedges along rivers and streams also attract this species. Groups of up to 20 are common in the non-breeding season.Distribution: Scarce populations throughout southern and central Namibia. Greater numbers can be observed in the Caprivi Strip.
Diet: Forages with other widowbirds, finches and bishops for mainly grass seeds lying on bare ground.Description: Macroura is a Greek word for 'large tail'.
Breeding: Lays 1 or 2 eggs in a host nest, mainly that of the common waxbill, from November to April. Incubation is for around 11 days.
Size: 12cm. Breeding males 26 to 34cm, including the tail.
3 Days - A self drive trip to the dunes at Sossusvlei
3 Days - Two nights in the coastal town of Swakopmund, this is the ideal get-away for those living or working in Windhoek. Includes a catamaran cruise on the Walvis Lagoon
4 Days - Elephants, rhino, zebra & giraffe are just some of the animals you can expect to see while you are in Etosha
8 Days - Etosha, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei are the highlights of this trip
8 Days - Etosha, Erongo Mountains and Sossusvlei
10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei
10 Days - Botswana & Namibia combination self drive - includes Etosha Park and a mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta
12 Days - Okonjima Bush Camp, Etosha, Damaraland, Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
14 Days - Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus & Kalahari Desert
20 Days - Visits all the best Namibia has to offer including Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, elephant tracking, the Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus Vista, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Deserts
24 Days - As you would expect from our longest self drive safari, it visits most of Namibia including Owamboland & Kaokoland - two areas which seldom appear on trips through the country