An Oxpecker is not what you might think it is.
The Oxpecker is a tick-eating bird that’s dependent on large animals for survival.
A symbiotic relationship exists between the oxpecker and the rhinoceros.
The bird eats mites and ticks from the rhino’s back and gets free transportation.
In return, the oxpecker alerts the nearsighted rhino to approaching danger.
The oxpeckers are native to Africa, where they occur in most open habitats.
However, they are not found in the driest deserts and the rainforests.