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Oxpeckers feed exclusively on the backs of large mammals. Both the English and scientific names arise from this species’ habit of perching on large wild and domesticated mammals such as buffalo or cattle and eating ticks. An adult will take nearly 100 ticks, or more than 12,000 larvae in a day.
African Buffalos (Syncerus caffer), Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus), Moremi Wildlife Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/640 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    Cracking shot of one of natures marvellous cleaning crews, great work Konstantinos.

  • Thank you very much Mark!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoover 3 years ago

    knstantinos
    fabulous catch. Symbioticism every where creatures roam
    phil

  • Thanks a lot Phil!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    3 May 2011 – 2 images per day

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethover 3 years ago

    amazing wildlives… beautiful photograph.

  • Thank you very much LisaBeth!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • ChrisCoombes
    ChrisCoombesover 3 years ago

    Great shot

  • Thanks a lot Chris!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • David Clarke
    David Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you for accepting David!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • marella
    marellaover 3 years ago

  • Thanks for accepting Marella!

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  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieeover 3 years ago

    “Simplify your life.” Cindy Francis said and we shall do.
    So very beautiful composition make the splendid artwork from your happy mind I can feel…thank you to inspired friends:)
    Take care,
    Sunny

  • Thank you very much for your lovely comment Sunny!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,
    .

  • Thanks a lot Ann!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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