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Redbilled oxpeckers on a giraffe

Redbilled oxpeckers on a giraffe

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GERRY PEARCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY GERRY PEARCE / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Group of redbilled oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on the back of a giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis), feeding on flying termites. Oxpeckers are medium-sized African birds known for riding on large mammals to search for insects, including parasitical larvae buried in their hides. Photographed in Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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