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, french: Guêpier à front blanc). (692k)
Merops pusillus argutus
Little Bee-eater (Merops pusillus argutus, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (592k)
Passer melanurus damarensis
Female Arid Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus damarensis, german: Kapsperling, french: Moineau mélanure). (558k)
Passer melanurus damarensis
Male Arid Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus damarensis, 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 capensis
Common Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis capensis, german: Kapstelze, french: Bergeronnette du Cap). (856k)
Myrmecocichla formicivora
Ant-eating Chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora). (960k)
Myrmecocichla monticola atmorii
Mountain Wheatear (Myrmecocichla monticola atmorii, german: Bergsteinschmätzer, french: Traquet montagnard). It is endemic to southwestern Africa. (685k)
Telophorus zeylonus phanus
Kaoko Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus phanus, german: Bokmakiri, french: Gladiateur bacbakiri). It is endemic to southern Africa. (1327k)
Dicrurus adsimilis apivorus
Clancey's Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis apivorus, german: Trauerdrongo, french: Drongo brillant). (489k)
Laniarius atrococcineus
Crimson-breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus, german: Rotbauchwürger, french: Gonolek rouge et noir). (971k)
Laniarius bicolor
Swamp Boubou (Laniarius bicolor, french: Gonolek à ventre blanc). (866k)
Chlorocichla flaviventris occidentalis
Yellow-bellied Greenbul (Chlorocichla flaviventris occidentalis, german: Gelbbauchbülbül, french: Bulbul à poitrine jaune). (810k)
Pycnonotus nigricans nigricans
African Red-eyed Bulbul (Pycnonotus nigricans nigricans, french: Bulbul brunoir). (889k)
Pycnonotus barbatus tricolor
Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus tricolor, 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 coronatus
Cape Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus 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: Triele, 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 caudatus
Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus caudatus, german: Gabelracke, french: Rollier à longs brins). (615k)
Streptopelia capicola damarensis
Kalahari Ring-necked Doves (Streptopelia capicola damarensis, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap), left and center, and Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea, german: Guineataube, french: Pigeon roussard), right. (1324k)
Streptopelia capicola damarensis
Kalahari Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola damarensis, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap). (786k)
Spilopelia senegalensis senegalensis
Southern Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis 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 nitens
Cape Glossy Starling (Lamprotornis nitens, german: Rotschulter-Glanzstar, french: Choucador à épaulettes rouges). (827k)
Lamprotornis australis
Burchell's Starling (Lamprotornis australis, german: Riesenglanzstar, french: Choucador de Burchell). (814k)
Ceryle rudis rudis
Hovering African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (1071k)
Corythornis cristatus robertsi
Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus robertsi, german: Haubenzwergfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur huppé). (650k)
Megaceryle maxima maxima
Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima 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, german: Raben und Krähen, french: Corneille du Cap). (426k)
Corythaixoides concolor pallidiceps
Paleface Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor pallidiceps, german: Grauer Lärmvogel, french: Touraco concolore). (737k)
Centropus superciliosus
White-browed Coucal (Centropus superciliosus, german: Spornkuckucke, french: Coucal à sourcils blancs). (1002k)
Tockus monteiri
Monteiro's Hornbill (Tockus monteiri, german: Monteiro-Toko, french: Calao de Monteiro). It is endemic to Namibia and southern Angola. (1213k)
Tockus rufirostris
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris, german: Tokos). (1093k)
Tockus rufirostris
Southern Red-billed Hornbills (Tockus rufirostris, german: Tokos). (690k)
Tockus rufirostris
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris, german: Tokos). (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 vetula
Cape Gull (Larus dominicanus vetula, 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 gambensis
Northern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (611k)
Pterocles namaqua
Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua, german: Nama-Flughuhn, french: Ganga namaqua). (1066k)
Pterocles bicinctus bicinctus
Double-banded Sandgrouse (Pterocles bicinctus bicinctus, french: Ganga bibande). (879k)
Pternistis adspersus
Red-billed Francolin (Pternistis adspersus, french: Francolin à bec rouge). (728k)
Numida meleagris papillosus
Arid Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris papillosus, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (963k)
Numida meleagris papillosus
Arid Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris papillosus, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (1076k)
Neotis ludwigii
Ludwig's Bustard (Neotis ludwigii, french: Outarde de Ludwig). (1.7M)
Eupodotis rueppellii fitzsimonsi
Rüppell's Korhaan (Eupodotis rueppellii fitzsimonsi, french: Outarde de Rüppell). (1048k)
Lophotis ruficrista
Red-crested Korhaan (Lophotis ruficrista, german: Rotschopftrappe, french: Outarde houppette). (1294k)
Afrotis afraoides etoschae
Far-northern Black Korhaan (Afrotis afraoides etoschae, german: Weißflügeltrappe, french: Outarde à miroir blanc). (1134k)
Ardeotis kori kori
Pair of Southern Kori Bustards (Ardeotis kori kori, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori), male on the left. (1096k)
Ardeotis kori kori
Southern Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori kori, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori). (811k)
Ardeotis kori kori
Southern Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori kori, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori). (1244k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
Nesting White-breasted Cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (841k)
Phalacrocorax lucidus
White-breasted Cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrustkormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) drying its wings. (620k)
Microcarbo africanus africanus
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain). (713k)
Anhinga rufa rufa
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique). (671k)
Anhinga rufa rufa
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhalsvogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique) drying its wings. (1035k)
Anhinga rufa rufa
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa 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 nycticorax
Eurasian Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (1040k)
Egretta garzetta garzetta
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta 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 melanorhynchos
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher). (768k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (555k)
Ardea cinerea cinerea
Fishing Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (812k)
Ardea purpurea purpurea
Western Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea purpurea, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré). (1238k)
Ardea purpurea purpurea
Stalking Western Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea 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 argentior
Silver Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus argentior, french: Autour chanteur). (964k)
Melierax canorus argentior
Silver Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus argentior, 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, 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, french: Tantale ibis). (787k)
Mycteria ibis
Nesting Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (1065k)
Mycteria ibis
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis) in flight. (1070k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (901k)
Leptoptilos crumenifer
Fishing Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (927k)
Struthio camelus australis
Pair of Southern Ostriches (Struthio camelus australis, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique), female left, male right. (861k)
Struthio camelus australis
Male Southern Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique). (1361k)
Struthio camelus australis
Male Southern Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique) taking a dust bath. (974k)

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