Cape buffalo and yellow-billed oxpecker

Cape buffalo and yellow-billed oxpecker

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Caption: Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) with yellow-billed oxpeckers (Buphagus africanus) eating flies from its face. This bird feeds on ticks, flies and other parasites which it finds on the hides of buffalo and other grazing mammals. The Cape (or African) buffalo is found on the savannahs and woodlands of sub-Saharan Africa. It feeds on grasses and other vegetation. Photographed in the Masai Mara, Kenya.

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