Corpus ID: 8870315

THE EXTERNAL PARASITES OF BIRDS: A REVIEW

@article{Boyd2016THEEP,
  title={THE EXTERNAL PARASITES OF BIRDS: A REVIEW},
  author={E. M. Boyd},
  journal={The Wilson Journal of Ornithology},
  year={2016},
  volume={63}
}
  • E. M. Boyd
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • The Wilson Journal of Ornithology
Birds may harbor a great variety and number of ectoparasites. Among the insects are biting lice (Mallophaga), fleas (Siphonaptera), and such Diptera as hippoboscid flies (Hippoboscidae) and the very transitory mosquitoes (Culicidae) and black flies (Simuliidae), which are rarely if every caught on animals since they fly off as soon as they have completed their blood-meal. One may also find, in birds' nests, bugs of the hemipterous family Cimicidae, and parasitic dipterous larvae that attack… Expand
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