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Namibia Soundscapes

Namibia Soundscapes

Anthony Walker

Thirteen natural concerts which evoke the essence of this beautiful country with its sparse human habitation, vast untouched distances and wonderful silences. The diversity of habitat will surprise those who imagine the country to be dominated by huge sandy deserts. 57 min.

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Common NameScientific Name
Hadada IbisBostrychia hagedash
African Fish-EagleHaliaeetus vocifer
Swainson's FrancolinFrancolinus swainsonii
Hartlaub's FrancolinFrancolinus hartlaubi
Red-billed FrancolinFrancolinus adspersus
Crested FrancolinFrancolinus sephaena
Orange River FrancolinFrancolinus levaillantoides
Helmeted GuineafowlNumida meleagris
Spotted Thick-kneeBurhinus capensis
Speckled PigeonColumba guinea
Ring-necked DoveStreptopelia capicola
Laughing Turtle-DoveStreptopelia senegalensis
Emerald-spotted Wood-DoveTurtur chalcospilos
Brown-necked ParrotPoicephalus robustus
Grey Go-away-birdCorythaixoides concolor
Jacobin CuckooOxylophus jacobinus
Black CuckooCuculus clamosus
Diederik CuckooChrysococcyx caprius
Coppery-tailed CoucalCentropus cupreicaudus
African Scops-OwlOtus senegalensis
Verreaux's Eagle-OwlBubo lacteus
Pearl-spotted OwletGlaucidium perlatum
Rufous-cheeked NightjarCaprimulgus rufigena
Freckled NightjarCaprimulgus tristigma
HoopoeUpupa epops
Green WoodhoopoePhoeniculus purpureus
Common ScimitarbillRhinopomastus cyanomelas
Bradfield's HornbillTockus bradfieldi
African Grey HornbillTockus nasutus
Monteiro's HornbillTockus monteiri
African Red-billed HornbillTockus erythrorhynchus
Southern Ground-HornbillBucorvus leadbeateri
Yellow-fronted TinkerbirdPogoniulus chrysoconus
Pied BarbetTricholaema leucomelas
Golden-tailed WoodpeckerCampethera abingoni
Monotonous LarkMirafra passerina
Common NameScientific Name
African Red-eyed BulbulPycnonotus nigricans
BrubruNilaus afer
Brown-crowned TchagraTchagra australis
Crimson-breasted GonolekLaniarius atrococcineus
Sulphur-breasted BushshrikeTelophorus sulfureopectus
Grey-headed BushshrikeMalaconotus blanchoti
White-browed RobinchatCossypha heuglini
Rattling CisticolaCisticola chinianus
Damara RockjumperAchaetops pycnopygius
Southern Tit-WarblerParisoma subcaeruleum
Chinspot BatisBatis molitor
Pririt BatisBatis pririt
Common DrongoDicrurus adsimilis
Pale-winged StarlingOnychognathus nabouroup
Cape BuntingEmberiza capensis
Red-billed Buffalo-WeaverBubalornis niger
White-browed Sparrow-WeaverPlocepasser mahali

Disclaimer The species list above is in systematic order, the taxonomy and nomenclature of which generally follows the Wells World Birds list on Birder's Diary v3.0 (courtesy of Thayer Software:, with adaptations by WildSounds.
The Wells World Birds list is based on a classification created by Mic Wells.
Please note that the above list may not be in the same order or be a full and accurate representation of the species on the title concerned. We take due care to ensure the accuracy of the list, but should you find any errors, please notify us.

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