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 Post subject: Oxpeckers
Unread postPosted: Fri May 08, 2009 11:47 am 
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I cannot recall having ever seen oxpeckers searching for food on elephants. Am I correct or have I missed something. If they do not use elephants as a food source, why not?

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 Post subject: Re: Oxpeckers
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They disappear into the orifices :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Oxpeckers
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Don't recall seeing ticks on Elephants either - skin too thick or maybe they dissappeared into the abovemention orifices (getting crowded in there)


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 Post subject: Re: Oxpeckers
Unread postPosted: Fri May 29, 2009 11:31 pm 
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Correct, you don't see them. Elephants are one of the animals that don't tolerate oxpeckers, or other birds, hitching rides. They get chased away.

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