A note on phthirapteran ectoparasites infesting Yellow-legged Green Pigeon Treron phoenicoptera (Columbiformes: Columbidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2012
Authors:A. Ahmad, Arya, G., Bansal, N., Sychra, O., Saxena, A. Kumar
Journal:Turkish Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
Pagination:618 - 621
Date Published:01-2012
Keywords:Mallophaga, Yellow-legged Green Pigeon lice

The present report records the simultaneous occurrence of ischnoceran lice Columbicola phoenicopterae and Coloceras setosum on the Yellow-legged Green Pigeon in India. The prevalence, intensity of infestation, range of infestation, and nature of the antennal sensilla of these 2 species on 12 of these pigeons have also been recorded.

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