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Werner Breedt

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Werner guided at Londolozi from 2014-2016, but misses it so much now that he is based down in the Western Cape, that he begged to be able to continue contributing to the blog. Look out for his posts on a wide range of ...

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on The Neighbourhood Watch of the Bush: Why the Oxpecker Plays Such A Vital Role in Our Eco-system

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Marinda Drake
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Great blog Werner. Interesting facts. I did not know that the beaks of the oxpeckers differ. Awesome to see these birds in the bush and very special to see a yellow billed oxpecker.

Werner
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Thank you Marinda! I agree, a yellow billed oxpecker is literally the equivalent of seeing a pangolin. They are very rare and a treat to watch!

Eleta
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Yet a great blog. Werner how you bring nature into our homes. Thank you!

Jill Grady
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Very interesting blog Werner. It’s fascinating how the Oxpecker can rid animals of up to 40% of their parasites. The pictures and video are fantastic as well!

Werner
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Impeccable little groomers! Essential to all of life in the eco system!

Wendy Hawkins
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You answered the question I was going to ask, so thank you Werner! It is so amazing that if “humans” just left the animals to be just that, there would be peace, but GREED prevails!!! :'(

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