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

Birds in Namibia

Dusky Sunbird (Cinnyris fuscus)
Dusky Sunbird (Cinnyris fuscus, french: Souimanga fuligineux). (508k)
Dusky Sunbird (Cinnyris fuscus)
Dusky Sunbird (Cinnyris fuscus, french: Souimanga fuligineux) taking off. (509k)
Black-chested Prinia (Prinia flavicans)
Black-chested Prinia (Prinia flavicans). (1069k)
White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides)
White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides, french: Guêpier à front blanc). (722k)
Little Bee-eater ssp. argutus (Merops pusillus argutus)
Little Bee-eater ssp. argutus (Merops pusillus argutus, german: Zwergspint, french: Guêpier nain). (609k)
Arid Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus damarensis)
Female Arid Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus damarensis, german: Kapsperling, french: Moineau mélanure). (576k)
Arid Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus damarensis)
Male Arid Cape Sparrow (Passer melanurus damarensis, german: Kapsperling, french: Moineau mélanure). (708k)
Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius)
Sociable Weaver (Philetairus socius, german: Siedelweber, french: Républicain social). It is endemic to southern Africa. (610k)
Tree Sociable Weaver Nest
Tree with Sociable Weaver nest. (852k)
Sociable Weaver Nest
Sociable Weaver nest. (1.6M)
Underside Sociable Weaver Nest
Underside of a Sociable Weaver nest with the entrances to the nest. (1.6M)
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii)
Wire-tailed Swallow (Hirundo smithii, french: Hirondelle à longs brins). (353k)
Common Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis capensis)
Common Cape Wagtail (Motacilla capensis capensis, german: Kapstelze, french: Bergeronnette du Cap). (903k)
Ant-eating Chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora)
Male Ant-eating Chat (Myrmecocichla formicivora). (969k)
Mountain Wheatear ssp. atmorii (Myrmecocichla monticola atmorii)
Male Mountain Wheatear ssp. atmorii (Myrmecocichla monticola atmorii, german: Bergstein­schmätzer, french: Traquet montagnard). It is endemic to southwestern Africa. (696k)
Kaoko Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus phanus)
Kaoko Bokmakierie (Telophorus zeylonus phanus, german: Bokmakiri, french: Gladiateur bacbakiri). It is endemic to southern Africa. (1335k)
Clancey's Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis apivorus)
Clancey's Fork-tailed Drongo (Dicrurus adsimilis apivorus, german: Trauerdrongo, french: Drongo brillant). (511k)
Crimson-breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus)
Crimson-breasted Shrike (Laniarius atrococcineus, german: Rotbauchwürger, french: Gonolek rouge et noir). (1028k)
Swamp Boubou (Laniarius bicolor)
Swamp Boubous (Laniarius bicolor, french: Gonolek à ventre blanc). (931k)
Yellow-bellied Greenbul ssp. occidentalis (Chlorocichla flaviventris occidentalis)
Yellow-bellied Greenbul ssp. occidentalis (Chlorocichla flaviventris occidentalis, german: Gelbbauchbülbül, french: Bulbul à poitrine jaune). (856k)
African Red-eyed Bulbul ssp. nigricans (Pycnonotus nigricans nigricans)
African Red-eyed Bulbul ssp. nigricans (Pycnonotus nigricans nigricans, french: Bulbul brunoir). (907k)
Northern Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus tricolor)
Northern Dark-capped Bulbul (Pycnonotus barbatus tricolor, german: Graubülbül, french: Bulbul des jardins). (507k)
Western Southern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus anguitimens anguitimens)
Western Southern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus anguitimens anguitimens, french: Eurocéphale à couronne blanche). (609k)
White-fronted Plover (Charadrius marginatus)
White-fronted Plover (Charadrius marginatus, german: Weißstirn-Regenpfeifer, french: Pluvier à front blanc). (1206k)
Kittlitz's Plover (Charadrius pecuarius)
Kittlitz's Plover (Charadrius pecuarius, german: Hirtenregen­pfeifer, french: Pluvier pâtre). (650k)
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus)
Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus, german: Waffenkiebitz, french: Vanneau armé). (1372k)
Cape Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus coronatus)
Cape Crowned Lapwings (Vanellus coronatus coronatus, german: Kronenkiebitz, french: Vanneau couronné). (886k)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus, german: Stelzenläufer, french: Échasse blanche). (648k)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus)
African Jacana (Actophilornis africanus, german: Blaustirn-Blatthühnchen, french: Jacana à poitrine dorée). (1165k)
Water Thick-knee (Burhinus vermiculatus)
Water Thick-knees (Burhinus vermiculatus, german: Wassertriel, french: Œdicnème vermiculé). (801k)
Black-faced Babbler (Turdoides melanops)
Black-faced Babbler (Turdoides melanops, french: Cratérope masqué). (515k)
Eastern Paradise Whydah (Vidua paradisaea)
Male Eastern Paradise Whydah (Vidua paradisaea, german: Spitzschwanz-Paradieswitwe, french: Veuve de paradis). (1055k)
Lilac-breasted Roller ssp. caudatus (Coracias caudatus caudatus)
Lilac-breasted Roller ssp. caudatus (Coracias caudatus caudatus, german: Gabelracke, french: Rollier à longs brins). (626k)
Kalahari Ring-necked Dove (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. (1397k)
Kalahari Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola damarensis)
Kalahari Ring-necked Dove (Streptopelia capicola damarensis, german: Kapturteltaube, french: Tourterelle du Cap). (851k)
Southern Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis senegalensis)
Southern Laughing Dove (Spilopelia senegalensis senegalensis, german: Palmtaube, french: Tourterelle maillée). (622k)
Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea)
Speckled Pigeon (Columba guinea, german: Guineataube, french: Pigeon roussard). (1147k)
Cape Starling (Lamprotornis nitens)
Cape Starling (Lamprotornis nitens, german: Rotschulter-Glanzstar, french: Choucador à épaulettes rouges). (565k)
Cape Starling (Lamprotornis nitens)
Cape Starling (Lamprotornis nitens, german: Rotschulter-Glanzstar, french: Choucador à épaulettes rouges). (836k)
Burchell's Starling (Lamprotornis australis)
Burchell's Starling (Lamprotornis australis, german: Riesenglanzstar, french: Choucador de Burchell). (854k)
African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis)
Hovering male African Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis rudis, german: Graufischer, french: Martin-pêcheur pie). (1080k)
Malachite Kingfisher ssp. robertsi (Corythornis cristatus robertsi)
Malachite Kingfisher ssp. robertsi (Corythornis cristatus robertsi, german: Haubenzwerg­fischer, french: Martin-pêcheur huppé). (689k)
Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima)
Male Common Giant Kingfisher (Megaceryle maxima maxima, german: Riesenfischer, french: Martin-pêcheur géant). (730k)
Pied Crow (Corvus albus)
Pied Crow (Corvus albus, german: Schildrabe, french: Corbeau pie). (392k)
Pied Crow (Corvus albus)
Pied Crow (Corvus albus, german: Schildrabe, french: Corbeau pie) in flight. (476k)
Cape Crow (Corvus capensis)
Cape Crow (Corvus capensis, french: Corneille du Cap). (430k)
Paleface Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor pallidiceps)
Paleface Go-away Bird (Corythaixoides concolor pallidiceps, german: Grauer Lärmvogel, french: Touraco concolore). (765k)
White-browed Coucal (Centropus superciliosus)
White-browed Coucal (Centropus superciliosus, german: Weißbrauenkuckuck, french: Coucal à sourcils blancs). (1069k)
Monteiro's Hornbill (Tockus monteiri)
Monteiro's Hornbill (Tockus monteiri, german: Monteiro-Toko, french: Calao de Monteiro). It is endemic to Namibia and southern Angola. (1275k)
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris)
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris, german: Mopanetoko). (1105k)
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris)
Southern Red-billed Hornbills (Tockus rufirostris, german: Mopanetoko). (708k)
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris)
Southern Red-billed Hornbill (Tockus rufirostris, german: Mopanetoko). (677k)
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas, german: Südlicher Gelbschnabeltoko, french: Calao leucomèle). (886k)
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas)
Southern Yellow-billed Hornbill (Tockus leucomelas, german: Südlicher Gelbschnabeltoko, french: Calao leucomèle), eating a large insect. (863k)
Grey-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
Grey-headed Gulls (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus, german: Graukopfmöwe, french: Mouette à tête grise). (654k)
Grey-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus)
Grey-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus cirrocephalus, german: Graukopfmöwe, french: Mouette à tête grise) in flight. (635k)
Cape Gull (Larus dominicanus vetula)
Cape Gull (Larus dominicanus vetula, german: Dominikanermöwe, french: Goéland dominicain). (762k)
African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus auritus)
African Pygmy Goose (Nettapus auritus, german: Afrikanische Zwergente, french: Anserelle naine). (1460k)
African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris)
African Skimmer (Rynchops flavirostris, german: Braunmantel-Scherenschnabel, french: Bec-en-ciseaux d'Afrique). (661k)
Cape Teal (Anas capensis)
Cape Teals (Anas capensis, german: Kapente, french: Canard du Cap). (661k)
South African Shelduck (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. (802k)
Egyptian Goose (Alopochen aegyptiaca)
Egyptian Geese (Alopochen aegyptiaca, german: Nilgans, french: Ouette d'Égypte). (841k)
Northern Spur-winged Goose (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis)
Male (center), and female (left) Northern Spur-winged Geese (Plectropterus gambensis gambensis, german: Sporngans, french: Oie-armée de Gambie). (634k)
Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua)
Male Namaqua Sandgrouse (Pterocles namaqua, german: Nama-Flughuhn, french: Ganga namaqua). (1079k)
Double-banded Sandgrouse ssp. bicinctus (Pterocles bicinctus bicinctus)
Male Double-banded Sandgrouse ssp. bicinctus (Pterocles bicinctus bicinctus, german: Nachtflughuhn, french: Ganga bibande). (927k)
Red-billed Francolin (Pternistis adspersus)
Red-billed Francolin (Pternistis adspersus, french: Francolin à bec rouge). (748k)
Arid Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris papillosus)
Arid Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris papillosus, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (1013k)
Arid Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris papillosus)
Arid Helmeted Guineafowl (Numida meleagris papillosus, german: Helmperlhuhn, french: Pintade de Numidie). (1124k)
Ludwig's Bustard (Neotis ludwigii)
Ludwig's Bustard (Neotis ludwigii, french: Outarde de Ludwig). (1.7M)
Rüppell's Korhaan ssp. fitzsimonsi (Eupodotis rueppellii fitzsimonsi)
Rüppell's Korhaan ssp. fitzsimonsi(Eupodotis rueppellii fitzsimonsi, french: Outarde de Rüppell). (1127k)
Red-crested Korhaan (Lophotis ruficrista)
Red-crested Korhaan (Lophotis ruficrista, german: Rotschopftrappe, french: Outarde houppette). (1398k)
Far-northern Black Korhaan (Afrotis afraoides etoschae)
Male Far-northern Black Korhaan (Afrotis afraoides etoschae, german: Weißflügeltrappe, french: Outarde à miroir blanc). (1200k)
Southern Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori kori)
Pair of Southern Kori Bustards (Ardeotis kori kori, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori), male on the left. (1141k)
Southern Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori kori)
Southern Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori kori, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori). (837k)
Southern Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori kori)
Southern Kori Bustard (Ardeotis kori kori, german: Riesentrappe, french: Outarde kori). (1338k)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
Nesting White-breasted Cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche). (881k)
White-breasted Cormorant (Phalacrocorax lucidus)
White-breasted Cormorants (Phalacrocorax lucidus, german: Weißbrust­kormoran, french: Cormoran à poitrine blanche) drying its wings. (642k)
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus)
African Reed Cormorant (Microcarbo africanus africanus, german: Riedscharbe, french: Cormoran africain). (731k)
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa)
Male Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique). (688k)
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa)
Male Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique) drying its wings. (1108k)
Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa)
Male Mainland African Darter (Anhinga rufa rufa, german: Afrikanischer Schlangenhals­vogel, french: Anhinga d'Afrique) in flight. (845k)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba)
African Spoonbill (Platalea alba, german: Schmalschnabel­löffler, french: Spatule d'Afrique). (848k)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
African Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus, german: Heiliger Ibis, french: Ibis sacré). (813k)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides)
Squacco Heron (Ardeola ralloides, german: Rallenreiher, french: Crabier chevelu). (863k)
Old World Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax)
Old World Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax, german: Nachtreiher, french: Bihoreau gris). (1102k)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta)
Western Little Egret (Egretta garzetta garzetta, german: Seidenreiher, french: Aigrette garzette). (927k)
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca)
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca, german: Glockenreiher, french: Aigrette ardoisée). (897k)
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca)
Black Heron (Egretta ardesiaca, german: Glockenreiher, french: Aigrette ardoisée) in flight. (770k)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos)
African Great Egret (Ardea alba melanorhynchos, german: Silberreiher, french: Grande Aigrette). (800k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (570k)
Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
Fishing Western Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea, german: Graureiher, french: Héron cendré). (852k)
Western Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea purpurea)
Western Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea purpurea, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré). (1299k)
Western Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea purpurea)
Stalking Western Purple Heron (Ardea purpurea purpurea, german: Purpurreiher, french: Héron pourpré). (893k)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath). (1203k)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath), with African Sacred Ibis behind it. (860k)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath)
Goliath Heron (Ardea goliath, german: Goliathreiher, french: Héron goliath) in flight. (644k)
Lots Flamingos Walvis Bay
Lots of Flamingos in Walvis Bay. (750k)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor)
Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain). (659k)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor)
Closer view of some Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain). (1113k)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor)
Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain) taking off. (920k)
Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor)
Lesser Flamingos (Phoeniconaias minor, german: Zwergflamingo, french: Flamant nain) in flight. (895k)
Silver Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus argentior)
Juvenile Silver Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus argentior, german: Silbersinghabicht, french: Autour chanteur). (740k)
Silver Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus argentior)
Silver Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus argentior, german: Silbersinghabicht, french: Autour chanteur). (1035k)
Silver Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus argentior)
Silver Pale Chanting Goshawk (Melierax canorus argentior, german: Silbersinghabicht, french: Autour chanteur). (655k)
African Marsh Harrier (Circus ranivorus)
African Marsh Harrier (Circus ranivorus, german: Froschweihe, french: Busard grenouillard). (765k)
Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus)
Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus, german: Fleckenuhu, french: Grand-duc africain). (806k)
Nest Black Eagle
Nest of a Black Eagle. (942k)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)
African Fish Eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer, german: Schreiseeadler, french: Pygargue vocifer). (1339k)
Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius)
Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius, german: Sekretär, french: Messager sagittaire). (807k)
Nesting Tree Yellow-billed Storks
Nesting tree for Yellow-billed Storks and Cormorants. (929k)
Nesting Tree Yellow-billed Storks
Nesting tree for Yellow-billed Storks and Cormorants. (1092k)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Colony of Yellow-billed Storks (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis). (816k)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Nesting Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis) with chicks. (1111k)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis)
Yellow-billed Stork (Mycteria ibis, german: Nimmersatt, french: Tantale ibis) in flight. (1142k)
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (947k)
Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer)
Fishing Marabou Stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer, german: Marabu, french: Marabout d'Afrique). (975k)
Southern Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis)
Pair of Southern Ostriches (Struthio camelus australis, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique), female left, male right. (897k)
Southern Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis)
Male Southern Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique). (1437k)
Southern Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis)
Male Southern Ostrich (Struthio camelus australis, german: Afrikanischer Strauß, french: Autruche d'Afrique) taking a dust bath. (1002k)

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