There were lots of birds to see in Namibia. The different habitats (desert, rivers, savanna) were home to a wide variety of birds. Following are the birds that I saw.

Nature pictures of Namibia and other bird pages are linked:

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All pictures are © Dr. Günther Eichhorn, unless otherwise noted.

Birds

Dusky Sunbird Cinnyris
Dusky Sunbird (Cinnyris fuscus). (493k)
Dusky Sunbird Cinnyris
Dusky Sunbird (Cinnyris fuscus) taking off. (494k)
Black-chested Prinia Prinia
Black-chested Prinia (Prinia flavicans). (1060k)
White-fronted Bee-eater Merops
White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides, french: Guêpier à front blanc). (692k)
Little Bee-eater Merops
Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (592k)
Female Cape Sparrow
Female Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus, german: Kapsperling, french: Moineau mélanure). (558k)
Male Cape Sparrow
Male Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus, german: Kapsperling, french: Moineau mélanure). (699k)
Sociable Weaver Philetairus
Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius, german: Siedelweber, french: Républicain social). It is endemic to southern Africa. (600k)
Tree Sociable Weaver
Tree with Sociable Weaver nest. (823k)
Sociable Weaver Nest
Sociable Weaver nest. (1.5M)
Underside Sociable Weaver
Underside of a Sociable Weaver nest with the entrances to the nest. (1.5M)
Wire-tailed Swallow Hirundo
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii, french: Hirondelle à longs brins). (349k)
Cape Wagtail Motacilla
Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis, german: Kapstelze, french: Bergeronnette du Cap). (856k)
Ant-eating Chat Myrmecocichla
Ant-eating Chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora). (960k)
Mountain Wheatear Myrmecocichla
Mountain Wheatear (Myrmecocichla monticola, german: Bergsteinschmätzer, french: Traquet montagnard). It is endemic to southwestern Africa. (685k)
Bokmakierie Telophorus Zeylonus
Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus, german: Bokmakiri, french: Gladiateur bacbakiri). It is endemic to southern Africa. (1327k)
Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus
Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis, german: Trauerdrongo, french: Drongo brillant). (489k)
Crimson-breasted Shrike Laniarius
Crimson-breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus, german: Rotbauchwürger, french: Gonolek rouge et noir). (971k)
Southern Fiscal Lanius
Southern Fiscal (Lanius collaris, german: Südlicher Fiskalwürger, french: Pie-grièche fiscale). (866k)
Yellow-bellied Greenbul Chlorocichla
Yellow-bellied Greenbul (Chlorocichla flaviventris, french: Bulbul à poitrine jaune). (810k)
African Red-eyed Bulbul
African Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus nigricans, french: Bulbul brunoir). (889k)
Common Bulbul Pycnonotus
Common Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus, german: Graubülbül, french: Bulbul des jardins). (482k)
Southern White-crowned Shrike
Southern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus anguitimens, french: Eurocéphale à couronne blanche). (584k)
White-fronted Plover Charadrius
White-fronted Plover (Charadrius marginatus, german: Weißstirn-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier à front blanc). (1197k)
Kittlitz's Plover Charadrius
Kittlitz's Plover (Charadrius pecuarius, german: Hirtenregenpfeifer, french: Pluvier pâtre). (641k)
Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus, german: Waffenkiebitz, french: Vanneau armé). (1366k)
Crowned Lapwing Vanellus
Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus, german: Kronenkiebitz, french: Vanneau couronné). (848k)
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (641k)
African Jacana Actophilornis
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (1104k)
Water Thick-knees Burhinus
Water Thick-knees (Burhinus vermiculatus, french: Œdicnème vermiculé). (773k)
Black-faced Babbler Argya
Black-faced Babbler (Argya melanops, french: Cratérope masqué). (497k)
Long-tailed Paradise Whydah
Long-tailed Paradise Whydah (Vidua paradisaea, german: Spitzschwanz-Paradieswitwe, french: Veuve de paradis). (1044k)
Lilac-breasted Roller Coracias
Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus, german: Gabelracke, french: Rollier à longs brins). (615k)
Ring-necked Doves Streptopelia
Ring-necked Doves (Streptopelia capicola, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap), left and center, and Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea, german: Guineataube, french: Pigeon roussard), right. (1324k)
Ring-necked Dove Streptopelia
Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap). (786k)
Laughing Dove Spilopelia
Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis, german: Palmtaube, french: Tourterelle maillée). (607k)
Speckled Pigeon Columba
Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea, german: Guineataube, french: Pigeon roussard). (1084k)
Cape Glossy Starling
Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens, german: Rotschulter-Glanzstar, french: Choucador à épaulettes rouges). (556k)
Burchell's Starling Lamprotornis
Burchell's Starling (Lamprotornis australis, german: Riesenglanzstar, french: Choucador de Burchell). (814k)
Lesser Blue-eared Starling
Lesser Blue-eared Starling (Lamprotornis chloropterus, german: Messingglanzstar, french: Choucador de Swainson). (827k)
Hovering Pied Kingfisher
Hovering Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (1071k)
Malachite Kingfisher Corythornis
Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus, german: Haubenzwergfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur huppé). (650k)
Giant Kingfisher Megaceryle
Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (700k)
Pied Crow Corvus
Pied Crow (Corvus albus, german: Schildrabe, french: Corbeau pie). (381k)
Pied Crow Corvus
Pied Crow (Corvus albus, german: Schildrabe, french: Corbeau pie) in flight. (473k)
Cape Crow Corvus
Cape Crow (Corvus capensis, french: Corneille du Cap). (426k)
Grey Go-away Bird
Grey Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor, german: Grauer Lärmvogel, french: Touraco concolore). (737k)
Coppery-tailed Coucal Centropus
Coppery-tailed Coucal (Centropus cupreicaudus, french: Coucal des papyrus). (1002k)
Monteiro's Hornbill Tockus
Monteiro's Hornbill (Tockus monteiri, german: Monteiro-Toko, french: Calao de Monteiro). It is endemic to Namibia and southern Angola. (1213k)
African Grey Hornbill
African Grey Hornbill (Lophoceros nasutus, german: Grautoko, french: Calao à bec noir). (1093k)
Red-billed Hornbills Tockus
Red-billed Hornbills (Tockus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabeltoko, french: Calao à bec rouge). (690k)
Red-billed Hornbills Tockus
Red-billed Hornbills (Tockus erythrorhynchus, german: Rotschnabeltoko, french: Calao à bec rouge). (637k)
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas, german: Südlicher Gelbschnabeltoko, french: Calao leucomèle). (840k)
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas, german: Südlicher Gelbschnabeltoko, french: Calao leucomèle), eating a large insect. (822k)
Grey-headed Gulls Chroicocephalus
Grey-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus, german: Graukopfmöwe, french: Mouette à tête grise). (638k)
Grey-headed Gull Chroicocephalus
Grey-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus, german: Graukopfmöwe, french: Mouette à tête grise) in flight. (625k)
Kelp Gull Larus
Kelp Gull (Larus dominicanus, german: Dominikanermöwe, french: Goéland dominicain). (741k)
African Pygmy Goose
African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus auritus, german: Afrikanische Zwergente, french: Anserelle naine). (1452k)
African Skimmer Rynchops
African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris, german: Braunmantel-Scherenschnabel, french: Bec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique). (643k)
Cape Teal Anas
Cape Teal (Anas capensis, german: Kapente, french: Canard du Cap). (647k)
Pair South African
Pair of South African Shelducks (Tadorna cana, german: Graukopfkasarka, french: Tadorne à tête grise), male on the left. They are endemic to southern Africa. (769k)
Egyptian Geese Alopochen
Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (803k)
Spur-winged Goose Plectropterus
Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (611k)
Namaqua Sandgrouse Pterocles
Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua, german: Nama-Flughuhn, french: Ganga namaqua). (1066k)
Double-banded Sandgrouse Pterocles
Double-banded Sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus, french: Ganga bibande). (879k)
Red-billed Francolin Pternistis
Red-billed Francolin (Pternistis adspersus, french: Francolin à bec rouge). (728k)
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (963k)
Helmeted Guineafowl Numida
Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (1076k)
Ludwig's Bustard Neotis
Ludwig's Bustard (Neotis ludwigii, french: Outarde de Ludwig). (1.7M)
Rüppell's Korhaan Eupodotis
Rüppell's Korhaan (Eupodotis rueppellii, french: Outarde de Rüppell). (1048k)
Red-crested Korhaan Lophotis
Red-crested Korhaan (Lophotis ruficrista, german: Rotschopftrappe, french: Outarde houppette). (1294k)
Northern Black Korhaan
Northern Black Korhaan (Afrotis afraoides, german: Weißflügeltrappe, french: Outarde à miroir blanc). (1134k)
Pair Kori Bustards
Pair of Kori Bustards (Ardeotis kori, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori), male on the left. (1096k)
Kori Bustard Ardeotis
Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori). (811k)
Kori Bustard Ardeotis
Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori). (1244k)
Nesting White-breasted Cormorants
Nesting White-breasted Cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (841k)
White-breasted Cormorants Phalacrocorax
White-breasted Cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) drying its wings. (620k)
Reed Cormorant Microcarbo
Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain). (713k)
African Darter Anhinga
African Darter (Anhinga rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique). (671k)
African Darter Anhinga
African Darter (Anhinga rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique) drying its wings. (1035k)
African Darter Anhinga
African Darter (Anhinga rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique) in flight. (801k)
African Spoonbill Platalea
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabellöffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique). (805k)
Sacred Ibis Threskiornis
Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (806k)
Squacco Heron Ardeola
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (825k)
Black-crowned Night Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (1040k)
Little Egret Egretta
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (869k)
Black Heron Egretta
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca, german: Glockenreiher, french: Aigrette ardoisée). (859k)
Black Heron Egretta
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca, german: Glockenreiher, french: Aigrette ardoisée) in flight. (747k)
Great Egret Ardea
Great Egret (Ardea alba, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (768k)
Grey Heron Ardea
Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (555k)
Fishing Grey Heron
Fishing Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (812k)
Purple Heron Ardea
Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré). (1238k)
Stalking Purple Heron
Stalking Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré). (854k)
Goliath Heron Ardea
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (1131k)
Goliath Heron Ardea
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (828k)
Goliath Heron Ardea
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath) in flight. (629k)
Lots Flamingos Walvis
Lots of Flamingos in Walvis Bay. (725k)
Lesser Flamingos Phoenicoparrus
Lesser Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain). (635k)
Closer View Lesser
Closer view of some Lesser Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain). (1064k)
Lesser Flamingos Phoenicoparrus
Lesser Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain) taking off. (878k)
Lesser Flamingos Phoenicoparrus
Lesser Flamingos (Phoenicoparrus minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain) in flight. (866k)
Juvenile Gabar Goshawk
Juvenile Gabar Goshawk (Micronisus gabar, french: Autour gabar). (715k)
Pale Chanting Goshawk
Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus, french: Autour chanteur). (964k)
Pale Chanting Goshawk
Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus, french: Autour chanteur). (629k)
African Marsh Harrier
African Marsh Harrier (Circus ranivorus, german: Froschweihe, french: Busard grenouillard). (727k)
Spotted Eagle Owl
Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus, german: Fleckenuhu, french: Grand-duc africain). (777k)
Nest Black Eagle
Nest of a Black Eagle. (916k)
African Fish Eagle
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (1257k)
Secretarybird Sagittarius Serpentarius
Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius, german: Sekretär, french: Messager sagittaire). (800k)
Nesting Tree Yellow-billed
Nesting tree for Yellow-billed Storks and Cormorants. (902k)
Nesting Tree Yellow-billed
Nesting tree for Yellow-billed Storks and Cormorants. (1044k)
Colony Yellow-billed Storks
Colony of Yellow-billed Storks (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (787k)
Nesting Yellow-billed Stork
Nesting Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (1065k)
Yellow-billed Stork Mycteria
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis) in flight. (1070k)
Marabou Stork Leptoptilos
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (901k)
Fishing Marabou Stork
Fishing Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (927k)
Pair Ostriches Struthio
Pair of Ostriches (Struthio camelus, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique), female left, male right. (861k)
Male Ostrich Struthio
Male Ostrich (Struthio camelus, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique). (1361k)
Male Ostrich Struthio
Male Ostrich (Struthio camelus, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique) taking a dust bath. (974k)

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