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Oxpeckers are small parasite-eating birds from Africa. Oxpeckers will sit on certain mammals and target the ticks and other small parasites found on the skin and in the coats of these animals. A full-grown oxpecker can eat hundreds of bugs or thousands of larvae per day!

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Red-billed Oxpecker on Warthog 210630 145737.tif
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Oxpeckers are small parasite-eating birds from Africa. Oxpeckers will sit on certain mammals and target the ticks and other small parasites found on the skin and in the coats of these animals. A full-grown oxpecker can eat hundreds of bugs or thousands of larvae per day!