Yellow-billed Oxpecker
Buphagus africanus
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Oxpeckers have sharp claws and short legs that allow for attachment to and walking on mammals where they feed on parasites and ticks. The two right upper photos show birds cleaning an open wound on the giraffe's neck. The left 4th row photo (Ruaha, 11-17) is courtesy of Paul Oliver. The right lower photo is courtesy of Michael Lund Markussen. The other photos were taken in Tarangire, Mikumi, Mkomazi and the Serengeti. The enlargements include a photo of a night roost on a giraffe (#7): click the photo above to see 13 enlargements.
 
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Joseph Morlan, Fain Zimmerman, Michael Lund Markussen

Last Update this page: 3-14-19