Caption: Oxpecker (Buphagus sp) feeding on an open wound by the tail of a white rhinoceros. Once thought to be a mutualistic relationship, in which the bird removed parasites from the hide of its host, it is now thought that the oxpecker is itself a parasite. It is known to open small wounds like this in its host's skin, and feed on flesh and blood. Filmed in South Africa.

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Oxpecker feeding on a rhinoceros

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Duration: 00:00:15.09

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