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Local host specialization, host-switching, and dispersal shape the regional distributions of avian haemosporidian parasites
Significance Within eastern North America, distributions of vector-transmitted haemosporidian blood parasites of birds, commonly known as “avian malaria parasites,” are associated with theExpand
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Prevalence of avian haemosporidian parasites is positively related to the abundance of host species at multiple sites within a region
Parasite prevalence is thought to be positively related to host population density owing to enhanced contagion. However, the relationship between prevalence and local abundance of multiple hostExpand
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Avian haemosporidian prevalence and its relationship to host life histories in eastern Tennessee
AbstractHaemosporidian parasites (genera Plasmodium and Haemoproteus) are common blood parasites of birds transmitted by dipteran insect vectors. We analyzed blood samples from 329 individuals of 43Expand
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Cophylogenetic assessment of New World warblers (Parulidae) and their symbiotic feather mites (Proctophyllodidae)
Host–symbiont relationships are ubiquitous in nature, yet evolutionary and ecological processes that shape these intricate associations are often poorly understood. All orders of birds engage inExpand
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Female Prothonotary Warblers Protonotaria citrea sing during the mate acquisition period
Female song in passerine birds may be more common than traditionally assumed, but it is not well-documented or understood, especially in migratory species. We describe the first evidence ofExpand
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Concentration of a widespread breeding population in a few critically important nonbreeding areas: Migratory connectivity in the Prothonotary Warbler
ABSTRACT One of the greatest challenges to informed conservation of migratory animals is elucidating spatiotemporal variation in distributions. Without such information, it is impossible toExpand
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High diversity and multiple invasions to North America by fungi grown by the northern-most Trachymyrmex and Mycetomoellerius ant species
Abstract Lower diversity at range margins of expanding populations is thought to reduce host-symbiont specificity of obligate symbioses. Selection for relaxed symbiont recognition systems is thoughtExpand
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Feather mite abundance varies but symbiotic nature of mite‐host relationship does not differ between two ecologically dissimilar warblers
Abstract Feather mites are obligatory ectosymbionts of birds that primarily feed on the oily secretions from the uropygial gland. Feather mite abundance varies within and among host species and hasExpand
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Prothonotary Warbler demography and nest site selection in natural and artificial cavities in bottomland forests of Arkansas, USA
Anthropogenic alterations to bottomland forests in the United States that occurred post-European settlement likely negatively affected many avian species. The Prothonotary Warbler (ProtonotariaExpand
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