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Long-crested eagle

Birds of Namibia

Introduction: The life of long-crested eagles (Lophaetus occipitalis) are often ended earlier than other birds by their tendency to be electrocuted on power lines or killed in collisions with vehicles. Favoured habitats include woodland close to marshes, rivers and grassland.

Distribution: Caprivi, Kwando River, Chobe River, Victoria Falls.

Diet: Hunts early morning or late afternoon for small prey which is swallowed whole. Cane rats, striped mice and other rodents are eaten.

Description: Occipitalis is Latin for 'of the back of the head' a reference to the feathers on the back of the head, elongated into a long, floppy crest, hence the name.

Breeding: Only 1 or 2 eggs are laid year-round in a stick cup lined with leaves and incubated for around 42 days.

Size: 58cm. Weight: 1.2kg. Wingspan: 1.2m.

Caprivi Mutoya Lodge

Caprivi Mutoya Lodge offers an ideal base to day trip into some of the Zambezi Regions most well-known national parks and a famous world heritage site.

Jackalberry Tented Camp

A four room private camp set inside the Nkasa Rupara National Park. A remote and private location in Namibia's least visited hidden gems of a game park makes this a must visit lodge. The lodge can also be booked for exclusive use on a self catering basis

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A self catering family oriented lodge which offers excellent fishing opportunities

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