#FactFriday – Did you know that Yellow-billed Oxpeckers get their name from flying onto large mammals to feed on insects and parasitic ticks? Most interestingly, they also have a taste for blood, and will use their sharp bills to keep the tick wounds open so that they can feed for long periods

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Photo credit to the extremely talented Bob Longhorn for this impressive photo taken on our 28 Day Magical Kenya Birding Tour. Please follow Bob on Twitter here – @BobLonghorn2 for updates on his birding adventures, and awesome photos! 

 

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