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Oxpecker Collection

The oxpecker, a fascinating bird native to Africa, plays an essential role in the ecosystem of Zambia's South Luangwa National Park

Background imageOxpecker Collection: 3 in 1

3 in 1
Etienne Steenkamp

Background imageOxpecker Collection: 3 in 1

3 in 1
Etienne Steenkamp

Background imageOxpecker Collection: 3 in 1

3 in 1
Etienne Steenkamp

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) portrait, Red-billed oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus)

Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer caffer) portrait, Red-billed oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) removing parasites. Nakuru, Kenya

Background imageOxpecker Collection: 3 in 1

3 in 1
Etienne Steenkamp

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Adult male Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) posturing in agressive yawn behaviour

Adult male Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) posturing in agressive yawn behaviour, Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia, November

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Yellow Billed Oxpeckers, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Yellow Billed Oxpeckers, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Common Zebra (Equus quagga) with Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhyncus)

Common Zebra (Equus quagga) with Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhyncus), Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Oxpecker and Giraffe

Oxpecker and Giraffe
Venkata Ratna Prem Hymakar Valluri

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Oxpecker and Giraffe

Oxpecker and Giraffe
Tony Yu

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Cape Buffalo and Oxpecker

Cape Buffalo and Oxpecker
Carlo Kaminski

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Yellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) on a Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Tsavo, Kenya

Yellow-billed oxpecker (Buphagus africanus) on a Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Tsavo, Kenya. Date: 06-12-2018

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90022734

DDE-90022734
Africa. Tanzania. Cape Buffalo with Red-Billed Oxpeckers in Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Date: 26/08/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90021925

DDE-90021925
Two White Rhinoceros, Square Lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) fighting in Kruger National Park, South Africa Date: 14/08/2008

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90021926

DDE-90021926
Two White Rhinoceros, Square Lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) fighting in Kruger National Park, South Africa Date: 14/08/2008

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90021333

DDE-90021333
Africa, Namibia, Caprivi Strip, Mahango Game Reserve. A pair of kudu. Date: 26/06/2007

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90020732

DDE-90020732
Africa. Kenya. Red-billed Oxpecker cleans male Impala antelope at Samburu NP. Date: 19/05/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90020730

DDE-90020730
Africa. Kenya. Red-billed Oxpecker cleans male Impala antelope at Samburu NP. Date: 19/05/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90020708

DDE-90020708
Africa. Kenya. White Rhinocerus with Red-billed Oxpecker at Lake Nakuru. Date: 19/05/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90020691

DDE-90020691
Africa. Kenya. White Rhinocerus with baby and Red-billed Oxpeckers at Lake Nakuru. Date: 19/05/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90020570

DDE-90020570
Kenya, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) feeds in dense brush along Mara River Date: 19/02/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90019906

DDE-90019906
Cape Buffalo (Syncerus caffer) with Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus), Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya Date: 12/08/2006

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90019822

DDE-90019822
Kenya, Nakuru National Park. Silhouette of male impala with oxpecker bird on side. Date: 11/02/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90019677

DDE-90019677
Male Impala, Aepyceros melampus, Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya Date: 11/11/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90019655

DDE-90019655
African Buffalo, Syncerus caffer, with Red-billed Oxpecker, Buphagus erythrorhynchus, Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya Date: 11/11/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: DDE-90019654

DDE-90019654
African Buffalo, Syncerus caffer, with Red-billed Oxpecker, Buphagus erythrorhynchus, Samburu Game Reserve, Kenya Date: 11/11/2005

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Red-billed Oxpecker and the Buffalo

Red-billed Oxpecker and the Buffalo
Mathilde Guillemot

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Symbiosis

Symbiosis
Omer Nave

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Yellow-billed Oxpecker

Yellow-billed Oxpecker
kahi

Background imageOxpecker Collection: The passenger

The passenger
Marco Pozzi

Background imageOxpecker Collection: A Word in Your Ear

A Word in Your Ear
Lourens Durand

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Oxpeckers and buffalo

Oxpeckers and buffalo
Xavier Ortega

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Tsavo, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer), Tsavo, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Oxpecker sitting on the forehead of an African Cape Buffalo in the Msai Mara National

Oxpecker sitting on the forehead of an African Cape Buffalo in the Msai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Africa, Botswana, Chobe National Park. Close-up of giraffe with oxpecker birds. Credit as

Africa, Botswana, Chobe National Park. Close-up of giraffe with oxpecker birds. Credit as: Wendy Kaveney / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont.com

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in savanna, Kruger National Park, South-Africa, Africa

Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) in savanna, Kruger National Park, South-Africa, Africa

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Impala (Aepyceros melampus) with redbilled oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus), Kruger

Impala (Aepyceros melampus) with redbilled oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus), Kruger National Park, South Africa

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhyncus) on Plains Zebra (Equus quagga)

Red-billed Oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhyncus) on Plains Zebra (Equus quagga), Kruger National Park, South Africa

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Monochrome Cape buffalo with oxpecker on head, Serengeti, Tanzania

Monochrome Cape buffalo with oxpecker on head, Serengeti, Tanzania
Monochrome Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) with oxpecker on head, Serengeti; Tanzania

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Picture No. 11675707

Picture No. 11675707
African Buffalo / Cape Buffalo with Red-billed Oxpeckers on its head. Date:

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythorhynchus on Cape Buffalo Lake Nakuru Kenya

Red-billed Oxpecker Buphagus erythorhynchus on Cape Buffalo Lake Nakuru Kenya

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Yellow-billed Oxpecker - sunbathing on White Rhino

Yellow-billed Oxpecker - sunbathing on White Rhino
ASW-2755 Yellow-billed OXPECKER - Sunbathing on White Rhino Buphagus africanus Alan J. S. Weaving Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus on Zebra in Masai Mara Kenya

Yellow-billed Oxpecker Buphagus africanus on Zebra in Masai Mara Kenya

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Yellow-billed oxpecker, Buphagus africanus

Yellow-billed oxpecker, Buphagus africanus, and orange-wattled kokako, Callaeas cinerea (extinct).. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Dumont de Sainte-Croixs Dictionary of Natural

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Red-billed Oxpecker - on the back of a Zebra

Red-billed Oxpecker - on the back of a Zebra (Buphagus erythrorhynchus). Hluhluwe National Park - South Africa

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Two White Rhinoceros, Square Lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) fighting in

Two White Rhinoceros, Square Lipped Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) fighting in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Africa, Kenya, Nakuru National Park. Silhouette of male impala with oxpecker bird on side

Africa, Kenya, Nakuru National Park. Silhouette of male impala with oxpecker bird on side
Kenya, Nakuru National Park. Silhouette of male impala with oxpecker bird on side. Credit as: Arthur Morris / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageOxpecker Collection: Africa, Kenya, Masai Mara. Close-up of giraffe neck with oxpecker birds. Credit as

Africa, Kenya, Masai Mara. Close-up of giraffe neck with oxpecker birds. Credit as
Kenya, Masai Mara. Close-up of giraffe neck with oxpecker birds. Credit as: Dennis Kirkland / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont



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The oxpecker, a fascinating bird native to Africa, plays an essential role in the ecosystem of Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. With its distinctive red-billed appearance, this tiny creature forms unique symbiotic relationships with various wildlife species. In one captivating scene captured within the park, a hippopotamus can be seen lounging in a pool with its mouth wide open. This wild encounter showcases the bravery and fearlessness of the oxpecker as it perches on the hippo's back, fearlessly searching for ticks and other parasites. Moving on to another remarkable moment, we witness an oxpecker gracefully resting atop a towering giraffe. The contrasting sizes of these two creatures create a mesmerizing sight that highlights nature's diversity and interconnectedness. Continuing our journey through Africa's wilderness, we stumble upon a cape buffalo accompanied by several diligent oxpeckers. These birds act as vigilant guardians against pesky insects while benefiting from their host's protection against predators. A close-up portrait of a cape buffalo reveals not only its majestic presence but also showcases the intricate relationship between these massive animals and their feathered companions. Red-billed oxpeckers meticulously groom their hosts' fur while enjoying easy access to food sources provided by wounds or parasites. Venturing further into Botswana's Okavango Delta, yellow-billed they are spotted perched on Cape buffalos once again. Their vibrant plumage stands out against the backdrop of lush greenery as they diligently search for sustenance amidst this picturesque landscape. In Kenya's Tsavo region, yet another enchanting image captures an intimate moment between an African buffalo and its loyal companion - a yellow-billed oxpecker. Together they navigate through life in perfect harmony; one finding nourishment while offering protection to both parties involved. These snapshots serve as reminders of how intricately intertwined African wildlife truly is.