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I Dream Africa provides a comprehensive directory of activities, hot spots, top locations etc. in Namibia. Combined with the directory, I Dream Africa also provides tour packages allowing clients to experience Namibia at its best.
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Birds of Namibia

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There are variety avian friends in Namibia, 620 bird species native to our country. Endemic species hatches, matures, reproduces and dies in one area. The habitat must therefore satisfy all the needs of the endemic bird in order for its full life cycle to e completed. Southern Africa has a great number of different habitats and as a result has a rich and varied birdlife. This vast region supports 170 endemic and near endemic species of which about 70 percent are concentrated in the southwest arid zone, which covers most of Namibia.

This therefore makes Namibia a very special and unique birding destination. In addition, Namibia hosts fourteen species, which are almost exclusive to the country. These are our national Namibian endemics, of which four live in the Namib Desert adjacent to the coast, while the remaining ten inhabit the area further east, adjacent to the rugged escarpment.

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Albatross

Albatross

The albatrosses are among the largest of flying birds, and the great albatrosses from the genus Diomedea have the largest wingspans of any extant birds. There are 21 species wor... read more > >
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Barbet

Barbet

The barbets are plump birds, with short necks and large heads. They get their name from the bristles which fringe their heavy bills. Most species are brightly coloured. There ar... read more > >
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Bee-eater

Bee-eater

The bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa but others occur in southern Europe, Madagascar, Australia and New G... read more > >
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Boubou

Boubou

The Southern Boubou (Laniarius ferrugineus) is a bushshrike. This family of passerine birds is closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae, and were once included... read more > >
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Bulbul

Bulbul

Bulbuls are medium-sized songbirds. Some are colourful with yellow, red or orange vents, cheeks, throat or supercilia, but most are drab, with uniform olive brown to black pluma... read more > >
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Bunting

Bunting

The emberizids are a large family of passerine birds. They are seed-eating birds with a distinctively shaped bill. In Europe, most species are named as buntings. In North Americ... read more > >
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Buzzard

Buzzard

The Buzzard (Buteo buteo) is a medium to large bird of prey, whose range covers most of Europe and extends into Asia. It is typically between 51–57 cm in length with a 110... read more > >
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Chat

Chat

Chats (formerly sometimes known as Chat-thrushes) are a group of small Old World insectivorous birds formerly classed as members of the thrush family Turdidae, but now considere... read more > >
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Cisticola

Cisticola

The Cisticolidae are warblers found mainly in warmer southern regions of the Old World. They are generally very small birds of drab brown or grey appearance found in open countr... read more > >
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Cormorant

Cormorant

The Phalacrocoracidae is a family of medium-to-large coastal, fish-eating sea-birds that includes cormorants and shags. Plumage coloration varies with the majority having mainly... read more > >
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Cranes

Cranes

Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Most have elaborate an... read more > >
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Crow

Crow

The Corvidae family includes crows, ravens, jays, choughs, magpies, treepies, nutcrackers, and ground jays. Corvids are above average in size for the bird order Passeriformes. S... read more > >
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Cuckoo

Cuckoo

The family Cuculidae includes cuckoos, roadrunners and anis. These birds are of variable size with slender bodies, long tails and strong legs. Most of the cuckoo species of the ... read more > >
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Dove

Dove

Doves are stout-bodied birds with short necks and short slender bills with a fleshy cere. There are 308 species worldwide and 7 species which occur in Namibia. Turtle Dove ... read more > >
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Duck

Duck

The family Anatidae includes the ducks and most duck-like waterfowl, such as geese and swans. These are birds that are modified for an aquatic existence with webbed feet, flatte... read more > >
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Eagle

Eagle

Fish Eagle - the National Bird of Namibia Appearance: Adult: In both sexes the head, tail, chest and upper part of back is white, the abdomen and wings are a reddish-brown ... read more > >
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Falcon

Falcon

Falconidae is a family of diurnal birds of prey. They differ from hawks, eagles, and kites in that they kill with their beaks instead of their feet. There are 62 species worldwi... read more > >
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Finch

Finch

Finches are seed-eating passerine birds, that are small to moderately large and have a strong beak, usually conical and in some species very large. All have 12 tail feathers and... read more > >
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Flamingo

Flamingo

Flamingos are gregarious wading birds, usually 3 to 5 feet high, found in both the Western and Eastern Hemispheres. They are more numerous in the latter. Flamingos filter-feed o... read more > >
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Francolin

Francolin

Francolins are birds that traditionally have been placed in the genus Francolinus, but now commonly are divided into multiple genera (see Taxonomy). They are members of the phea... read more > >
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Goose

Goose

The pygmy geese are a group of very small "perching ducks" in the genus Nettapus which breed in the Old World tropics. They are the smallest of all wildfowl. As the &q... read more > >
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Goshawk

Goshawk

These birds are slender with short broad rounded wings and a long tail which helps them manoeuvre in flight. They have long legs and long sharp talons used to kill their prey, a... read more > >
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Guinea Fowl

Guinea Fowl

Guineafowl are a group of African, seed-eating, ground-nesting birds that resemble partridges, but with featherless heads and spangled grey plumage. There are 6 species worldwid... read more > >
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Harrier

Harrier

A harrier is any of the several species of diurnal hawks forming the Circinae sub-family of the Accipitridae family of birds of prey. Harriers characteristically hunt by flying ... read more > >
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Heron

Heron

The family Ardeidae contains the bitterns, herons and egrets. Herons and egrets are medium to large sized wading birds with long necks and legs. Bitterns tend to be shorter neck... read more > >
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Hornbill

Hornbill

Hornbills are a group of birds whose bill is shaped like a cow's horn, but without a twist, sometimes with a casque on the upper mandible. Frequently, the bill is brightly c... read more > >
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Ibis

Ibis

The Threskiornithidae is a family of large terrestrial and wading birds which includes the Ibises and spoonbills. They have long, broad wings with 11 primary and about 20 second... read more > >
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Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Kingfishers are medium-sized birds with large heads, long pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. There are 93 species worldwide and 9 species which occur in Namibia. ... read more > >
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Korhaan

Korhaan

The Southern Black Korhaan is a Southern African bird that belongs to the Otididae bird family group which includes birds such as Bustards. The Southern Black Korhaan is kn... read more > >
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Kori Bustard

Kori Bustard

The Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori) is a large bird native to Africa. It is a member of the bustard family. It may be the heaviest bird capable of flight. The Kori Bustard is ... read more > >
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Lark

Lark

Larks are small terrestrial birds with often extravagant songs and display flights. Most larks are fairly dull in appearance. Their food is insects and seeds. There are 91 speci... read more > >
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Loerie

Loerie

The Grey Go-away-bird (Corythaixoides concolor), also known as Grey Lourie, Grey Loerie, or Kwêvoël, is a southern African bird of uniform grey with black beak and st... read more > >
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Nightjar

Nightjar

Nightjars are medium-sized nocturnal birds with long wings, short legs and very short bills that usually nest on the ground. Most have small feet, of little use for walking, and... read more > >
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Ostrich

Ostrich

The Ostrich is a flightless bird native to Africa. It is the largest living species of bird. It is distinctive in its appearance, with a long neck and legs and the ability to ru... read more > >
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Owl

Owl

Barn owls are medium to large sized owls with large heads and characteristic heart-shaped faces. They have long strong legs with powerful talons. There are 16 species worldwide ... read more > >
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Parrot

Parrot

Parrots are small to large birds with a characteristic curved beak shape. Their upper mandibles have slight mobility in the joint with the skull and the have a generally erect s... read more > >
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Pelican

Pelican

Pelicans are large water birds with a distinctive pouch under the beak. As with other members of the order Pelecaniformes, they have webbed feet with four toes. There are 8 spec... read more > >
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Penguin

Penguin

The penguins are a group of aquatic, flightless birds living almost exclusively in the Southern Hemisphere. Most penguins feed on krill, fish, squid, and other forms of sealife ... read more > >
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Pipit

Pipit

The Motacillidae are a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They include the wagtails, longclaws and pipits. They are slender, ground feeding insectivores ... read more > >
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Plover

Plover

The family Charadriidae includes the plovers, dotterels, and lapwings. They are small to medium-sized birds with compact bodies, short, thick necks and long, usually pointed, wi... read more > >
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Quail

Quail

The quails are small, drab, running birds which resemble the true quails. The female is the brighter of the sexes, and initiates courtship. The male incubates the eggs and tends... read more > >
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Robin

Robin

The robin (also known as a redbreast or robin redbreast) is a small passerine bird comprising the genus Erithacus, formerly classed as members of the thrush family, but now cons... read more > >
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Sandgrouse

Sandgrouse

Sandgrouse have small, pigeon like heads and necks, but sturdy compact bodies. They have long pointed wings and sometimes tails and a fast direct flight. Flocks fly to watering ... read more > >
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Secretary Bird

Secretary Bird

The Secretary-bird is a bird of prey in the order Falconiformes but is easily distinguished from other raptors by it long crane-like legs. Secretary-bird Sagittarius serpen... read more > >
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Sparrow

Sparrow

Sparrows are small passerine birds. In general, sparrows tend to be small, plump, brown or grey birds with short tails and short powerful beaks. Sparrows are seed-eaters, and th... read more > >
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Starling

Starling

Starlings are small to medium-sized passerine birds. Their flight is strong and direct, and they are very gregarious. Their preferred habitat is fairly open country. They eat in... read more > >
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Stork

Stork

Storks are large, long-legged, long-necked, wading birds with long, stout bills. Storks are mute; bill-clattering is an important mode of stork communication at the nest. Their ... read more > >
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Sunbird

Sunbird

The sunbirds and spiderhunters are very small passerine birds which feed largely on nectar, although they will also take insects, especially when feeding young. Flight is fast a... read more > >
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Swallow

Swallow

The Hirundinidae family is a group of passerines characterized by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Their adaptations include a slender streamlined body, long pointed wings an... read more > >
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Swift

Swift

Swifts are small aerial birds, spending the majority of their lives flying. These birds have very short legs and never settle voluntarily on the ground, perching instead only on... read more > >
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Wagtail

Wagtail

The Motacillidae are a family of small passerine birds with medium to long tails. They include the wagtails, longclaws and pipits. They are slender, ground feeding insectivores ... read more > >
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Warbler

Warbler

The family Sylviidae is a group of small insectivorous passerine birds. The Sylviidae mainly occur as breeding species, as the common name implies, in Europe, Asia and, to a les... read more > >
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Waxbill

Waxbill

The estrildid finches are small passerine birds of the Old World tropics and Australasia. They are gregarious and often colonial seed-eaters with short thick but pointed bills. ... read more > >
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Weaver

Weaver

The weavers are small passerine birds related to the finches. They are seed-eating birds with rounded conical bills. The males of many species are brightly coloured, usually in ... read more > >
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Wood Hoopoe

Wood Hoopoe

The Woodhoopoes and scimitarbills are a small African family, Phoeniculidae, of near passerine birds. They live south of the Sahara Desert and are not migratory. While the famil... read more > >
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Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Woodpeckers are small to medium sized birds with chisel like beaks, short legs, stiff tails and long tongues used for capturing insects. Some species have feet with two toes poi... read more > >
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