Feather mites (Acari, Astigmata) associated with birds in an Atlantic Forest fragment in Northeastern Brazil.

@article{Silva2015FeatherM,
  title={Feather mites (Acari, Astigmata) associated with birds in an Atlantic Forest fragment in Northeastern Brazil.},
  author={H. M. Silva and F. Hernandes and M. Pichorim},
  journal={Brazilian journal of biology = Revista brasleira de biologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={
          726-35
        }
}
The present study reports associations between feather mites (Astigmata) and birds in an Atlantic Forest fragment in Rio Grande do Norte state, in Brazil. In the laboratory, mites were collected through visual examination of freshly killed birds. Overall, 172 individuals from 38 bird species were examined, between October 2011 and July 2012. The prevalence of feather mites was 80.8%, corresponding to 139 infested individuals distributed into 30 species and 15 families of hosts. Fifteen feather… Expand
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