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Table I.

Parasitological parameters of insect ectoparasites collected from wild passerine birds in the Czech Republic during pre-breeding and post-breeding periods.

Chewing lice
Fleas
Post-breeding 20051 (15 spp.)
Pre-breeding 2007 (23 spp.)
Post-breeding 20051 (2 spp.)
Pre-breeding 2007 (2 spp.)
Total Young Adults Adults2 Total Total
Prevalence in %3 15.3 16.4 5.4 13.5 0.8 2.9
Mean intensity 7.0 5.3 9.4 13.04 1 1
Range 1–38 1–22 1–38 1–934 1 1
Mean abundance3 1.1 0.9 0.5 2.4 0.008 2.9

Richness (range)5 0.6 (0–5) 1.0 (0–5) 6 0.1 (0–1)
Percentage males 33.3 (162)7 34.2 (641)7 6 36.8 (19)7
Percentage adults 57.9 (280)8 40.4 (1,587)8
2

only adult birds were examined;

3

number of birds examined: pre-breeding, n = 659, post-breeding: total, n = 262, young birds, n = 92, adult birds, n = 170;

4

one Turdus merula parasitized with 444 specimens of Brueelia merulensis is not included;

5

number of host species: pre-breeding, n = 34, post-breeding, n = 36;

6

only two fleas on two birds were collected during post-breeding period;

7

number of adults;

8

number of lice for which age was assessed.

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