Bacteria in starling nests

Abstract

We investigated the bacterial frequency and identified 11 genera of bacteria in starling-nests of a nest box colony in southern Germany. We sampled bacteria with a new method: agar paddles, developed for the food industry, were pressed against the naked belly of nestlings at an age of 14 days for 5 seconds. The bacteria colonies on the paddle surface were… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02465631

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