Insect ectoparasites from wild passerine birds in the Czech Republic

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:O. Sychra, Literák, I., Podzemný, P., Benedikt, V.
Pagination:599 - 604
Date Published:Jan-12-2008
Keywords:chewing lice, flea, Hippoboscidae, louse-fly, Passeriformes, Phthiraptera, post-breeding migration, Siphonoptera

Wild passerine birds (Passeriformes) from northeastern part of the Czech Republic were examined for ectoparasites. Three species of louse-flies of the genus Ornithomya (Diptera: Hippoboscidae), two species of fleas of the genera Ceratophyllus and Dasypsyllus (Siphonaptera: Ceratophyllidae), and 15 species of chewing lice belonging to the genera Myrsidea, Menacanthus (Phthiraptera: Menoponidae), Brueelia, Penenirmus, Philopterus (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) were found on 82 birds of 23 species. New chewing louse-host records are Hippolais icterina for Menacanthus currucae; Motacilla cinerea for Menacanthus pusillus; Turdus philomelos and Motacilla cinerea for Brueelia merulensis; and Sylvia atricapilla for Menacanthus eurysternus. Brueelia neoatricapillae is cited for the first time for the Czech Republic. Parasitological parameters such as prevalence, intensity and abundance are also discussed.

Short Title:Parasite
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