Phthiraptera from Platalea leucorodia L. (Aves:Ciconiiformes: Threskiornithidae) in Spain

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1994
Authors:M. Paz Martín-Mateo
Journal:Research and Reviews in Parasitology
Pagination:109 - 115
Date Published:1994

Several specimens of spoonbills (Platalea leucorodia L.) were surveyed for ecological studies in Doñana National Park (Southern Spain). These birds were parasitized by te following species of mallophaga: Colpocephalum plataleae Price et Beer, 1965; Eucolpocephalum femorale (Piaget, 1880); Ardeicola plataleae (Linnaeus, 1758); and Ibidoecus plataleae (Denny, 1842). All these species of parasites are recorded for the first time in Spain. Description of these species are included.

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