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Although I have added this spotting for the Piapiac, it is as much for the interaction between the bird and the Warthog (Pharcochoerus africanus) as per the 2019 photo comp. brief. The Piapiac is a member of the crow family being the only member of the genus Ptilostomus (related to Asian ground jays of all things). About 36cm (14") long this nearly all black bird has dull brown wings with grey primaries. The tail is long and graduated to a point, the eyes are red and in adults the bill is black ( red with black tip in juvs).
Found here in Murchison Falls National Park in NW Uganda.
The series of images shows a lone Piapiac on the back of a large male Warthog. This is not unusual as these birds feed around and from the backs of large grazing animals. What is amusing is that as we got close, the Warthog took off at a gallop with the Piapiac hanging on for dear life like a tiny jockey. It wasn't until the Warthog stopped that the bird felt it was safe to disembark!
Lat: 2.10, Long: 31.83
Spotted on Jun 30, 2019
Submitted on Jul 25, 2019
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