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Birds in a Namibian Winter

This Southern Pale Chanting-Goshawk was photographed at Okonjima. Southern Pale Chanting-Goshawk in flight

Here's a list of the birds I saw and where.
These are not in systematic order, just as I wrote them down. It's not a big list, as July isn't the best time of year to visit Naimbia for birding (southern winter, lots of the birds aren't there, and many of those that are, are in their winter plumage.)

Windhoek

  • Grey Lourie
  • Cape Wagtail
  • Laughing Dove
Red-eyed Bulbul
Red-eyed Bulbul

En route Windhoek - Weltevrede (Solitaire area)

  • Southern Pale Chanting-Goshawk
  • Red-eyed Bulbul
  • Ostrich
  • Ruepell's Korhaan
  • Sociable Weaver
  • Cape Turtle Dove
  • Common Kestrel

Solitaire/Sossuvlei

  • Cape Turtle Dove
  • Cape Sparrow
  • Pied Crow
  • Red-eyed Bulbul
  • Sociable Weaver
  • White-backed Mousebird
  • Pale-winged Starling

 
White-backed Mousebird
White-backed Mousebird

Solitaire - Walvis Bay

  • Pririt Batis
  • Rosy-faced Lovebird
  • Cape Wagtail
  • Ostrich
  • Black Crow
  • Lesser Flamingo
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Three-banded Plover
  • Cape Teal
  • Pearl-breasted Swallow

Swakopmund
(& mouth of Swakop river)

  • Cattle Egret
  • Little Egret
  • Grey Heron
  • African White Pelican
  • Little Grebe (Dabchick)
  • Common Moorhen
  • Red-knobbed Coot
  • Egyptian Goose
  • Cape Teal
  • Cape Shoveller
  • Grey Plover
  • African Black Oystercatcher (prob)
  • Kittlitz's Plover
  • Turnstone
  • Avocet
  • Kelp Gull
  • Black-chested Prinia
  • Long-billed Crombec
Kelp Gull
Kelp Gull

Twyfelfontein

  • Pale-winged Starling
  • Mountain Chat
  • Cape Bunting
  • Cape Sparrow (with young in nest)
  • Speckled Pigeon
 

En Route Twyfelfontein to Hobatere

  • Grey Kestrel (prob)

 
Black-bellied Korhaan
Northern Black Korhaan(?)

Hobatere Lodge

  • Red-billed Buffalo Weaver
  • Red-headed finch
  • Red-billed Quelea
  • Red-eyed Bulbul
  • Augur Buzzard
  • Lark-like Bunting
  • Cinnamon Breasted bunting
  • White-browed Sparrow-weaver
  • Kori Bustard
  • Speckled Pigeon
  • Red-billed Francolin

Etosha National Park

  • Kori Bustard
  • Northern Black Korhaan
  • Acacia Pied Barber
  • Southern Pale Chanting-Goshawk
  • Blacksmith Plover
  • Sociable Weaver
  • Crimson-breasted Shrike
  • Rock Martin
  • Double-banded Sandgrouse
  • Crowned Plover
  • Black-chested Snake Eagle
  • Ostrich
  • Violet-eared Waxbill
  • Blue Waxbill
  • Great Sparrow
  • African Goshawk
  • Great (Verreaux's) Eagle Owl
Sociable Weaver nest
Sociable Weaver Nest

Lake Otjikoto

(Note: there is a garden near the entrance to the gate which is open to visitors who've paid a tiny charge to see the Lake). This is where we saw Crimsonbreasted Shrike and African Black Sunbird. There were lots more species there, but we didn't have enough time to see them properly.)
 
Grey Lourie
Grey Lourie

Waterberg Rest Camp (Bernabé de la Bat)

Again, we arrived late here, and left early. There were a lot more birds here than we could catch up with in the time/light available.
  • Green-winged Pytilia (Melba Finch)
  • Familiar Chat
  • Grey Hornbill
  • Pale-winged Starling
  • Palm Dove
  • Hartlaub's Francolin
  • Helmeted Guineafowl

 
Red-billed Francolin
Red-bellied Francolin

Okinjima Bush Camp

  • Egyptian Goose
  • Grey-headed Sparrow
  • Crimson-breasted Shrike
  • Southern Pied Babbler
  • Acacia Pied Barbet
  • Green-winged Pytilia (Melba Finch)
  • Violet-eared Waxbill
  • Marico Flycatcher
  • Black-eared Waxbill
  • Scaly-feathered Finch
  • Southern Pale Chanting-Goshawk
  • Southern Masked Weaver
  • Red-eyed Bulbul

Some more birds
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Scaly-feathered Finch
Scaly-feathered Finch
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