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Birds at the Chobe River: from Tits to Hornbills

Avatar of inke inke - 02. July 2019 - Environment

The Grey Penduline Tit weighs only around seven grams and measures just nine centimetres from the tip of the tail to the tip of the bill. Its nest sports a false entrance to confuse enemies.

Dirk Heinrich

Migratory birds spend the Namibian winter months in the northern hemisphere. Nevertheless many species of birds can be watched at the Chobe River from May to September as well. On foot, on game drives and by boat a total of 92 different bird species were recorded in and around Chobe River Camp during five days in May. They ranged from the Grey Penduline Tit – with a body length of less than nine centimetres (tip of the tail to tip of the bill) to the Southern Ground Hornbill which measures 110 cm.

If you would like to know in detail which birds could be seen at Chobe River, have a look on Namibia Outdoor.

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