Oxpecker Opportunist / by Walter Kitundu

oxpeckeropportunistNature is gross... (and super interesting). This Red-billed Oxpecker, who also loves ear wax and keeping scabs from fully forming so it can feast on blood and tissue, seems particularly attuned to the digestive timing of giraffes. It flew down from the beast's neck within seconds of this process starting so it could have its pick of the ticks that inhabit this usually inaccessible region. Yup, gross... and interesting.

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