Order Passeriformes

Family Buphagidae

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  • Medium-sized passerines with heavy, laterally flattened bill; plumage dull brownish and buff, with contrastingly bright eye wattle and bill.
  • Africa.
  • Savanna and farmland with large ungulates.
  • 20-20 cm.
  • 1 genus, 2 species, 3 taxa.
  • 0 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Craig, A. & Bonan, A. (2019). Oxpeckers (Buphagidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52386 on 10 December 2019).