Red-Billed Oxpecker Searching for Parasites on a Giraffe

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A red-billed oxpeckker clambers across the neck of a giraffe in search of external parasites. The oxpecker will also pick at any sores on the giraffe to feed on the blood. Hluhluwe iMfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.