Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Small to large flocks of yellow canary (Crithagra flaviventris) are common in habitats such as mixed tree and shrub savannah and mopane savannah. Saline desert is another favourite. Often congregates with Cape sparrows, white-throated and black-headed canaries.Distribution: Found throughout most of Namibia except for the driest coastal areas and most of the Caprivi Strip, although it can be observed in the Bwabwata National Park. Also observed in the Etosha National Park
Diet: Takes flowers, seeds, insects, small crustaceans and nectar.Description: Bright olive-green nape and neck, greenish-yellow rump and upper tail coverts. Dusky brown tail and flight feathers. Underparts are a rich yellow and the breast is a 'greenish wash'. Flaviventris is Latin for 'a yellow belly'.
Breeding: Eggs are laid in successive days from October to April and incubated for up to 16 days. Females build a dry stem cup in as little as 3 or 4 days.
Size: 14cm. Weight: 18g.
Situated north-east of Grootfontein this serves as an gateway between the Caprivi and central Namibia
Ten kilometers outside of Otavi this lodge offers a realxing environment and is ideal for walkers, wildlife enthusiasts and birders
Initially a christian mission station this property was converted into a lodge in 1999. The Ghaub caves nearby are well worth a visit
Horse riding, game and beautiful surroundings are just some of the reasons to stay at this lodge
A convenient stop close to Otavi
Large resort offering a restaurant, bar and olympic sized pool in Tsumeb
Situated near the centre of Tsumeb this is a popular hotel.
A courtyard atmosphere, traditional garden and German cuisine can be found at this Tsumeb hotel.
Close encounters of the wild side - experience the Namibian veld on foot with Bruno, an enigmatic & knowledgeable guide
10 peaceful chalets provide accommodation at this lodge just north of Otavi
An eclectic lodge, allows for visits to a San community as well as offering reasonably priced overnight accommodation
Situated 20km west of Tsumeb
Between Otavi and Tsumeb.