Thula Seats Witnessed The Mating Ritual of The Red-Billed Oxpecker.

The Red-billed Oxpecker (Buphagus erythrorhynchus), are always seen on or around the animals in Kruger National Park, performing a vital part in this ecosystem.

 They remove ticks & other small creatures from animals, helping animals to stay tick-free and healthy.

In return for this service the oxpeckers get a meal-on-the-go.

Perfect natural arrangement !

We saw these two oxpeckers during mating season, on the back of a warthog, of all places, and what a sight & performance it was. They would have take the GOLDEN GLOBE for sure.

At night they all meet up, and sleep in dead trees standing in or over water.

They make a loud “TJURR” & “TZIK-TZIK” sound when flying overhead.

Thula Seats offer our clients private airport & lodge transfers, day-tours and Panorama tours from all lodges & camps within the Greater Kruger.