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The ecology of ectoparasitic species Carnus hemapterus on nestlings of common kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) in Bratislava

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Volume & Issue: Volume 4 (2010) - Issue 2010 (January 2010)
Page range: 45 - 48
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The ecology of ectoparasitic species <italic>Carnus hemapterus</italic> on nestlings of common kestrel (<italic>Falco tinnunculus</italic>) in Bratislava

The time course and abundance of Carnus hemapterus on common kestrel's nestlings depends on their age and the type of nest. Ectoparasites were found in 97% of nests and the majority of nestlings (83%) were observed to be infested between their 10th and 15th day of life. The highest infestation rate of Carnus hemapterus was recorded on 5- to 10-day old nestlings. We have confirmed that the Carnus hemapterus species feeds on blood; however no negative impact on nestlings and the breeding success of common kestrel was confirmed.

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