oxpecker

noun ox·peck·er \ ˈäks-ˌpe-kər \

Definition of oxpecker

: either of two small dull-colored African birds (Buphagus erythrorhynchus and B. africanus) of the starling family that feed on ticks which they pick from the backs of infested cattle and wild mammals

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1837


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