Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) found on songbirds (Passeriformes) in Turkey.

  title={Chewing lice (Phthiraptera) found on songbirds (Passeriformes) in Turkey.},
  author={Bilal Dik and Mehmet Ali Kirpik and Çağan Hakkı Şekercioğlu and Yakup Saşmaz},
  journal={Turkiye parazitolojii dergisi},
  volume={35 1},
OBJECTIVE This study was performed to detect chewing lice species found on the songbirds at Lake Kuyucuk bird ringing station in the Kars province located in eastern Turkey. METHODS Chewing lice were collected from songbirds captured between September and October 2009. Fifty-one birds belonging to 22 species and 16 genera from 10 families were examined for the louse. RESULTS Eleven of 51 birds (21.57%) belonging to 7 species; were infested with at least one chewing louse species. The… CONTINUE READING