Record number of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers Buphagus africanus Linnaeus, 1766 (Aves: Passeriformes: Buphagidae) foraging on a single host

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Diogo Verissimo
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3519-6782
Jean-Christophe Cugnière
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4804-8121
Suzanne Cugnière
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2296-9504
Julien Cugnière
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3783-4223
Géraldine Cugnière
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2052-8430
Laure Cugnière
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4753-593X

Abstract

In June 2016, we observed a group of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers foraging on a single male Giraffe, in the Savuti area of Chobe National Park, Botswana.  From photographic evidence we estimate the Oxpecker group numbered between 51 and 60, the highest number on record for a single host.

 

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Verissimo, D., Cugnière, J.-C., Cugnière, S., Cugnière, J., Cugnière, G. and Cugnière, L. 2017. Record number of Yellow-billed Oxpeckers Buphagus africanus Linnaeus, 1766 (Aves: Passeriformes: Buphagidae) foraging on a single host. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 9, 1 (Jan. 2017), 9768–9770. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3055.9.1.9768-9770.
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