Parasites of Venellus chilensis chilensis (Aves, Charadriidae) in Chillán, south-central Chile

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2008
Authors:D. González-Acuña, Olmedo, P., Cicchino, A. Conrado
Journal:Boletín Chileno de Ornitología
Volume:14
Issue:1
Pagination:36 - 48
Date Published:2008
Abstract:

We investigated the parasite fauna of Southern Lapwings (Vanellus chilensis chilensis) from the Ñuble Province, Chile, between March 2004 and March 2006. We analized a total of 36 samples from animals dead from different causes. Among them, 86.1 % of lapwingswere positive to lice Phthiraptera (72.2 % had Actornithophilus gracilis, 63.9 % had Quadraceps guimaraesi and 25 % had Austromenopon aegialitidis). Regarding the populations of Phthiraptera, A. gracilis represented the 40.6 % of the total, Q. guimaraesi the 35 % and aegialitidis the 24.3 %. Regarding helminths, 2.8 % of the birds were positive with the nematode Dispharynx nasuta, 5.6 % were positive with the acanthocephalan Plagiorhynchus sp.; the cestode Infula sp. was identified in 38.9 % of the birds.

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