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.

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Birds in Namibia

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

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