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Observation of a black-cheeked waxbill (Brunhilda charmosyna) cleaning a Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii)

Observation of a black-cheeked waxbill (Brunhilda charmosyna) cleaning a Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii)

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NYAGUTHII, Brendah, Peter NJOROGE, Damien R. FARINE, 2022. Observation of a black-cheeked waxbill (Brunhilda charmosyna) cleaning a Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii). In: Ecology and Evolution. Wiley. 12(2), e8506. eISSN 2045-7758. Available under: doi: 10.1002/ece3.8506

@article{Nyaguthii2022-02-14Obser-56603, title={Observation of a black-cheeked waxbill (Brunhilda charmosyna) cleaning a Kirk's dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii)}, year={2022}, doi={10.1002/ece3.8506}, number={2}, volume={12}, journal={Ecology and Evolution}, author={Nyaguthii, Brendah and Njoroge, Peter and Farine, Damien R.}, note={Article Number: e8506} }

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