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A tiny bird appears to have made itself an unlikely friend - a giant warthog.  The friendly red billed ox-pecker casually landed on the huge male warthog's face and stayed there for around one minute.<br />
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It spotted the common warthog drinking from a bird hide and quickly flew over before nesting behind his ear.  Jaco Marx from Bethlehem, South Africa, was visiting the Zimanga Private Game Reserve near Mkuze in his native country when he took the pictures.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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Pictured: The bird next to the warthog.<br />
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