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Cape Buffalo and Oxpeckers


Posted by Nate Chappell on Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:31 pm

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I wasn't sure whether to post this in the birds or wildlife section.  A few Yellow-billed Oxpeckers on top of a male Cape Buffalo photographed in Chobe, Botswana
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by david fletcher on Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:43 pm
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Cracking image Nate of this bull. Excellent details and clarity in the fur. Believe the Oxpeckers are Yellow billed, but not losing any sleep on that Nate.
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by Nate Chappell on Sun Dec 12, 2021 12:44 pm
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david fletcher wrote:
Cracking image Nate of this bull.  Excellent details and clarity in the fur.  Believe the Oxpeckers are Yellow billed, but not losing any sleep on that Nate.



Thanks David, you are correct, I will edit it.
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by david fletcher on Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:02 pm
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Nate Chappell wrote:
david fletcher wrote:
Cracking image Nate of this bull.  Excellent details and clarity in the fur.  Believe the Oxpeckers are Yellow billed, but not losing any sleep on that Nate.



Thanks David, you are correct, I will edit it.


Thats alright Nate.  Tricky things those bills... Trouble is, once I've seen it, I'm torn between keeping comments on the image and the niggle of not giving a "heads up" out of courtesy, looking like the comment being just a platitude.  1st world problems... cheers
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Dec 12, 2021 5:32 pm
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Classic cape buffalo with attendant oxpeckers, Nate. This bull looks so proud of his additional adornments with his regal pose, and the detail is excellent.

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by ken archer on Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:52 pm
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What a regal looking fellow!!! I really like the Oxpecker on his head, a great story telling image.

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by Mary Brun on Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:25 pm
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Great capture of this really impressive subject.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Dec 14, 2021 5:02 am
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How dignified the Buffalo looks! It's as if he is just tolerating the oxpeckers with aloof, while they look like they are having a good time. :) Wonderful shot!
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by David J. Bogener on Sat Dec 25, 2021 1:49 pm
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What a great perch!  Nice light and pose.
 

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