Population biology of swift (Apus apus) ectoparasites in relation to host reproductive success

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1995
Authors:P. L. M. Lee, Clayton D. H.
Journal:Ecological Entomology
Pagination:43 - 50
Date Published:1995
Keywords:Apodidae, bird, Diptera, fly, Hippoboscidae, louse, Phthiraptera, Transmission, virulence

1. We censused ectoparasite populations of adult nestling swifts over the course of the hosts breeding season. Nearly all of the birds were infested with chewing lice and two thirds of the nests were infested with louse flies. Feather mites were observed but not quantified.

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