The ox-pecker is an African bird, of the genus Buphagus, of the starling family. It clambers about the bodies of large mammals, feeding on ticks and other parasites. It may help to warn the host of approaching dangers.
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Ox'peck`er noun (Zoology) An African bird of the genus Buphaga ; the beefeater.
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<zoology> An African bird of the genus Buphaga; the beefeater. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) An African bird of the genus Buphaga; the beefeater.
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either of the two species of the African genus Buphagus, of the family Sturnidae (order Passeriformes). Both speciesthe yellow-billed (B. africanus) ... [1 related articles]
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The oxpeckers are two species of bird which make up the family Buphagidae. Some ornithologists regard them as a subfamily Buphaginae within the starling family Sturnidae but they appear to be quite distinct. Oxpeckers are endemic to the savanna of Sub-Saharan Africa. Both the English and scientific...
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oxpecker, common name for an African starling of the genus Buphagus. Also known as tickbirds, oxpeckers have very short legs and sharp claws, which aid them in perching on the backs of large mammals, both wild and domesticated. The animal host pays no heed to them, and only the elephant seems not to...
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Either of two species of African birds belonging to the starling family. They were thought to climb around on the bodies of large mammals, feeding on ticks and other parasites and on cattle earwax, but in a British study, published in April 2000, of red-billed oxpeckers on oxen in Zimbabwe, research...
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1) Bird that feeds on parasitic ticks
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