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Similar to Yellow-billed Oxpecker, with bright red bill and red eyes surrounded by a yellow eye-ring; upperparts & underparts are ashy-brown; underparts merge to buff on the belly. Sexes are alike Photo taken at Samburu National Park, Kenya
Wide spread in East Africa. They are more associated with wild game animals.
They have Symbiotic relationship with game animals a they are specially adapted to feed on ticks and other insects found on mammals from Antelopes to Hippos, Giraffes, Zebras and Elephants etc. Info taken from 1. Birds of East Africa by Dave Richards
Spotted on May 21, 2019
Submitted on May 31, 2019