Red-billed Oxpecker

The White Rhinos at Zimanga Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, are a favorite host for the many Red-billed Oxpeckers in this area. One is able to get very close to the rhinos and the oxpeckers from the ground-level hides in the reserve. This is a crop from a full-frame image of the rhino’s head.

Technical Details

Composite: No
Sony a9, Sony 200-200mm @ 200mm, f/5.6 @1/640th, ISO1600


You see birds sitting on animals, but this a new one to me. LOL Great shot.