Voloklyu

Voloklyu can often be seen on the back of a warthog, one of the species of wild pigs living in Africa south of the Sahara desert. It is a peaceful flock of fairly large birds. Their legs are short, but strong, with long fingers armed with curved, sharp, squeezed claws. Wings are long. The tail is wide and wedge-shaped acuminate.

Voloklyu can often be seen on the back of a warthog, one of the species of wild pigs living in Africa south of the Sahara desert. It is a peaceful flock of fairly large birds

Voloklyu from the family of the starling. For whole days they are engaged in a peaceful affair - pecking the back of the warthog, extracting in the thick wool food - various insects. And the animals, of course, have nothing against it. Voloklyu and travel on the backs of many large African animals - elephants, buffaloes, rhinoceroses, antelopes. Almost all the time, regardless of the season, they spend in the afternoon around grazing wild herbivores or livestock; night birds spend in reeds in large flocks. Thus, voloklyu can be considered as symbiotic cleaners, saving ungulates from parasites. However, some studies conclude that these birds are themselves parasites rather than cleaners; at least their benefits to herbivores are not unconditional - no direct connection has been established with the activity of the wolf-weed and a decrease in the number of mites on the body of grazing animals. Voloklyu constantly peck the skin of ungulates and drink their blood. In these wounds birds can also accidentally enter pathogenic microorganisms.

Nest in the hollows in hollows or in general any holes and hollows in rocks and even human buildings, where they build a nest using the wool of herbivores. In laying 2-3 eggs. Eggs are light blue, sometimes with brownish or purple specks.

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