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How does the cattle egret help the buffalo?
Besides, why the egret takes a ride on a buffalo?
Egret sitting on the buffalo warns the buffalo of any danger and flies away. Also egret eats the insect on the buffalo's body and rests while sitting on the buffalo.
Then, what is the relationship between egrets and cattle?
Explanation: Usually cattle egrets follow herds of large hoofed mammals (ungulates, such as cattle, buffalo, etc). They eat the insects that have been stirred up by the buffalo as they move. This relationship is commensalism, because the birds benefit but the ungulate is neither harmed nor helped.