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Egyptian Plovers and similar symbiosis
So, I'm sure most of the DML readers have heard of the "Egyptian
Plover cleaning the teeth of Nile crocs" bit, and I further expect
most know that this behavior is at best undocumented, at worst a myth.
The question I have for you all is: does anyone know of any hard facts
documenting the plover/croc behavior? Failing that, what similar
forms of behavioral symbiosis can you think of that are in fact
documented? The closest I could come up with is an oxpecker feeding
off the backs of large mammals, but that's not really all that close.
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