Giraffe and birds

Giraffe and birds

Birds were found in the strangest of places in the Kruger.. these Red-billed Oxpeckers land on animals to feed off the parasites, so whilst annoying for animals like the giraffe looking to 'chill', the Oxpeckers do serve a very useful purpose for the larger animals. In this particular instance, the giraffe had a few sores on its face which proved a haven for parasites. When disturbed they move to the far side of their host.. This was one of my favourite sights in the Kruger.
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Giraffe and birds

Birds were found in the strangest of places in the Kruger.. these Red-billed Oxpeckers land on animals to feed off the parasites, so whilst annoying for animals like the giraffe looking to 'chill', the Oxpeckers do serve a very useful purpose for the larger animals. In this particular instance, the giraffe had a few sores on its face which proved a haven for parasites. When disturbed they move to the far side of their host.. This was one of my favourite sights in the Kruger.
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