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Wiad Parazytol. 1993;39(4):407-9.

[Ectoparasites from nests of swallows Delichon urbica and Hirundo rustica collected in autumn].

[Article in Polish]

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Zakład Zoologii i Genetyki WSP, Słupsk.


In the years 1989-1990 53 nests of D. urbica and 47 nests of H. rustica were collected from Resko (Province Szczecin). In 95 nests 2483 ectoparasites representing 3 species: C. hirundinis (73.1%), Oe. hirundinis (26.5%) and C. gallinae (0.4%) were found. The highest mean number of specimens per nest was observed in the nest of D. urbica (29.5) and the lowest in nest of H. rustica (19.5). The highest (57) of nests was inhabited by 2 parasites species, 35 nests--by 1 and 3 nests--by 3 species. The highest mean number of ectoparasites per nest of D. urbica was noted in December and in nest of H. rustica--in October.

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