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Sunday, November 27, 2016

RED-BILLED OXPECKER ON GREATER KUDU, IMBABALA PRIVATE CONCESSION, ZIMBABWE

    We can ID the birds on the Greater Kudu as Red-billed Oxpeckers by their location on the animal, all red bill, yellow eye-ring and yellowish underparts.  The oxpecker feeds on ticks and other insects in an animals fur.  It also sucks blood from the animal.
   The Red-billed Oxpecker is a new species to our Photographic Life List, which now stands at 404.