Definitions for oxpeckerˈɒksˌpɛk ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
either of two African starlings of the genus Buphagus, noted for their habit of alighting on hoofed mammals to feed on ticks.
Origin of oxpecker:
Either of two species of passerine bird in the genus Buphagus, in the monotypic family Buphagidae, endemic to sub-Saharan African savannah.
Origin: From: ox + pecker