oxpecker definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Buphagus) of African starlings that feed on the parasitic ticks found on the hides of large mammals, as cattle
oxpecker definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Either of two African starlings (Buphagus africanus or B. erythrorhyncus) that feed on the ticks found on the hides of large wild or domestic animals. Also called tickbird.