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The Honeyguide is an African bird the leads the Honey Badger to a Bee hive.
The Honey Badger feeds on the honey and grubs & when its finished the honey guide is now able to feast on the beeswax, nice
The white-winged dove (left) has a mutualistic relationship with the Saguaro Cactus. The cactus provides food for the bird in the form of a large fruit. The bird consumes the fruit, also ingesting the cactus' seeds. The bird then flies off, and later deposits the seeds in a new location (with a nice dose of fertilizer to boot!). In this way, the cactus gets its seeds transported away from the parent plant, allowing it to potentially colonize new places. This type of mutualism is known as a dispersive mutualism.
The Cattle Egret (below left) is often seen in the company of grazing animals. The grazers stir up insects, which the egret then eats. This is probably a loose sort of commensalism; there is no apparent benefit to the cattle. The commensalism is loose because the egrets will follow any cattle; in Florida, in fact, I have seen them following mowers.
On the other hand, the oxpecker (not pictured) is a bird that rides around on the backs of cattle and other large animals such as rhinos. The oxpecker feeds on ectoparasites of the cattle such as ticks and warns the animals of approaching predators; thus both organisms benefit in a loose mutualism. On the other hand, the oxpeckers also pick at scabs and wounds on the animals and may ingest bits of flesh and blood (thus making them more like parasites). The natural world is complicated!
Fish don't go to the health centre. Instead, they frequent 'cleaning stations' - neutral zones where small cleaner fish - including wrasses, catfish and gobies - wait for larger clients. When visiting a station, client fish - such as parrotfish, damselfish and sharks - adopt a distinctive pose, signalling they want to be cleaned (and won't eat the cleaner).
Cleaner fish then gorge themselves on parasites, mucous and dead tissues from the surface of their client. In addition to a spick and span skin, client fish enjoy a good tickle. It's partly this rewarding sensation that stops the client fish gobbling up the cleaner fish.
bees and orchids
Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by icepack
Nothing, because it doesn't work.
As for the question of whether this is evolution... no. This is culture.
And also, judging by baboons in question - they're hamadrayas baboons - the location is likely Somalia or Ethiopia.edit on 9/8/2011 by TheWalkingFox because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by DieBravely
Originally posted by juggalo307
Evolution is a lie
You don't even understand how magnets work
Originally posted by BIack
animal abuse anyone? lol wow monkeys are kinda harsh when it comes to pets...