Red-billed Oxpeckers by naturalnomad

Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) hitching a ride on the back of an Impala. Oxpeckers follow large game and livestock feeding on insects scared up by the animals and on parasites living in their hides. Oxpeckers are not always beneficial to their hosts, sometimes keeping wounds open and taking advantage of protien in the blood.

Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, Zambia

Canon EOS 5D
Canon EF300mm f/2.8L IS + 2X teleconverter

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  • Lois  Bryan
    Lois Bryanabout 4 years ago

    Aren’t they GORGEOUS!!!!!!! Fabulous colors … GREAT photography!!!!

  • Thanks so much for your kind words!

    – naturalnomad

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous, great colors and detail!

  • Thanks so much!

    – naturalnomad

  • hollyann
    hollyannabout 4 years ago

    a beautiful and tender pic

  • Many thanks!

    – naturalnomad

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 4 years ago

  • ranjay
    ranjayabout 4 years ago

    beautiful colors!!
    n great captured!!

  • Many thanks!

    – naturalnomad

  • Carol Barona
    Carol Baronaabout 4 years ago

    Wow, those are some pretty crazy looking birds! Fabulous capture

  • Thanks so much!

    – naturalnomad

  • Robert Miesner
    Robert Miesnerabout 4 years ago

    A wonderful capture! When I actually make it to Africa these guys will certainly be on my list.

  • Many thanks! I hope you get to Africa soon!

    – naturalnomad

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 4 years ago

    neon colors – Great capture

  • Thanks so much!

    – naturalnomad

  • Olitto
    Olittoabout 4 years ago

    12 February 2011

  • Many thanks for this feature!

    – naturalnomad

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