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date: 15 June 2024

Buphagidae (oxpeckers) (class Aves, order Passeriformes) 

Source:
A Dictionary of Zoology
Author(s):

Michael Allaby

A monogeneric family (Buphagus) of African passerine birds that feed mainly on ticks, which they find on the bodies of large mammals; they are most often seen in open country perching on their hosts. There are 2 species, ... ...

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