Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Sharp-tailed starlings (Lamprotornis acuticaudus) favour miombo and mopane open woodland, sometimes in flocks of between 30 to 50 birds.Distribution: From Rundu south-east to Tsumkwe and then north through Kaudom Park further north-east to the Mahango National Park region.
Diet: Eats the fruit of the bluebush star-apple. Also takes insects.Description: Glossy green upper parts, wings and wedge-shaped tail. Chin to breast glossy green. Often confused with Cape glossy and greater blue-eared starlings that have square-ended tails. Acuticaudus is a Latin meaning for 'sharp tail'.
Breeding: Nests in a tree cavity, lined with grass, feathers and hair. From 3 to 4 eggs are laid from August to October.
Size: 20cm. Weight: 70g.
A satellite camp to Fiume Lodge, the Bush Camp requires a minimum two night stay and is the base for top quality guided excursions to visit a local Bushman / San community
A partially community owned camp - allows guest to gain an insight into the lives of the local Bushman community
In the town of Tsumkwe this lodge offers an opportunity to visit the local San communities