Nasty birds in a way, as they will take advantage of open sores on a zebra, and make them worse by feeding on their blood! In the Ngorongoro Crater we are able to see these animals and birds so close, they wander over to the roadside to feed, as they are not disturbed by the safari truck!!
Oxpeckers will clean the ticks and bugs too, so for the most part they are helpful to these animals. And they make for some interesting images too!
February 2020 Tanzania 10 day Photo tour!
Nikon D850 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/3200s f/5.6 at 400.0mm iso1000