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burchell's starling

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: Burchell's starling (Lamprotornis australis) can be found in forest savannah and woodland, mixed tree and shrub savannah, especially with camelthorn or knob thorn trees. They can often be observed with other glossy starling groups in flocks of up to 50 birds.

Distribution: Central and northern Namibia ranges including the Kavango Region, Etosha National Park and from Erongo east through the Otjozondjupa region.

Diet: Known to scavenge around picnic sites in game parks and reserves for locusts, centipedes, termites and at times small mice. Also takes berries, fruit and the flower of Acacia trees.

Description: Blue-green upperparts with purple sheen on the nape. Purple, tinged bronze rump and upper tail which has bold cross-barring. Dark blue flight feathers.

Breeding: Both male and female bring materials to a tree hole, crevice in a cliff or a hole in a building. From 2 to 4 eggs are laid from January to April and incubated by the female only for around 14 days.

Size: 30cm. Weight: 100g.

Ai-Aiba Lodge

Nestled in a conservation area in the majestic Erongo Mountains this property contains a wide selection of rock art. Activities here center around rock art and various guided walking trails serve as a good introduction to Namibian rock art

Epako Game Farm

A luxury lodge offering top notch rooms & facilities. Guided game drives and bush walks allow guests to thoroughly explore the area.

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

One of our favourite lodges in Namibia - excellent accommodation, food and guided walks in beautiful surroundings make for an enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Etusis Lodge

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Hohenstein Lodge

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Kashana Lodge

A charming lodge in the town of Omaruru. With all the facilities you may require including a popular restaurant & bar

Klein Eden Guest Farm

Around 30km east of Omaruru this pretty little guest farms offers self catering units in a tranquil and pleasant environment

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