Herbivores and oxpeckers are not often seen apart. Generally associated with buffalo, rhino and hippo, these yellow billed oxpeckers (Buphagus africanus) take a momentary break from their constant search for insects and parasites while hitching a ride on a Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer).

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

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