When mighty cattle graze through fields to eat their diet of tall grasses, the Cattle Egret, a stately white bird with long legs and graceful wings, feeds on the insects that emerge from the tousled grass.
The cattle are simply providing for themselves their daily needs, but as a result they are also providing for a local bird. This is a great example of a commensalism symbiotic relationship; it benefits the needs of one without risk to the other. Learn more about the five types of symbiotic relationships below:
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