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.
Journal:Parasite
Volume:15
Issue:4
Pagination:599 - 604
Date Published:Jan-12-2008
ISSN:1252-607X
Keywords:chewing lice, flea, Hippoboscidae, louse-fly, Passeriformes, Phthiraptera, post-breeding migration, Siphonoptera
Abstract:

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.

URL:http://www.parasite-journal.org/10.1051/parasite/2008154599
DOI:10.1051/parasite/2008154599
Short Title:Parasite
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