Buffalo and yellow billed oxpecker face off by Rick Carlson (6 images)

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A tiny oxpecker comes face to face with a massive buffalo after landing cheekily on the beast's nose.

The little bird perched on the 500kg buffalo's snout for just 15 seconds, before flying off again.

Amateur photographer Rick Carlson captured the brief encounter while on safari at Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in Tanzania, Africa.

The 74-year-old said yellow-billed oxpeckers are also known as 'tick birds', landing on animals such as buffalo to...
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