Either of two African starlings (Buphagus africanus or B. erythrorhyncus) that feed on the ticks on the hides of big crazy or domestic animals. Also known as tickbird.
Either of two species of passerine bird inside genus Buphagus, when you look at the monotypic family members Buphagidae, endemic to sub-Saharan African savannah.
An African bird associated with the genus Buphaga; the beefeater.
An African bird of genus Buphaga, or family Buphagidæ: so-called from its habit of alighting on cattle to peck for meals. See cut-under Buphaga.
It is somewhat smaller compared to a robin, of a grayish-brown color, with dark wings and a yellow costs. This bird is found in northern and east Africa. An extra species, the red-billed oxpecker, B. erythrorhyncha, inhabits main Africa. See Buphaga, with cut.