Qualitative and quantitative study of biting lice (Mallophaga) from selected species of Charadriiformes (Aves)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1997
Authors:J. Złotorzycka, Modrzejewska, M., Towarnicka, I.
Journal:Wiadomosci parazytologiczne
Pagination:195 - 206
Date Published:1997
ISBN Number:0043-5163
Keywords:animals, bird parasites, ecology, English Abstract, host parasite, Lice/classification/physiology, Species Specificity

Biting lice were collected (mostly in Poland) from 15 species of Charadriiformes (Charadriidae, Scolopacidae, Laridae and Alcidae). We tried to determine the frequency of occurrence of particular species of Mallophaga. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of co-occurrence of external parasites (Mallophaga and some Astigmata) was also carried out. We stated that inter-species competition is not significant in shaping the fauna of external parasites of Charadriiformes.

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