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Table III.

Comparison of chewing lice found on birds of individual species in pre-breeding and post-breeding periods.

Post-breeding period in 2005
Pre-breeding period in 2007
Prevalence1 Mean intensity Prevalence1 Mean intensity
Erithacus rubecula (D = 6) (D = 43)2
        Brueelia tristis 0/15 1/281 3
        Menacanthus eurysternus 0/15 5/281 1.2
        Philopterus rubeculae 0/15 3/281 2

Sylvia atricapilla (D = 30) (D = 17)
        Brueelia neoatricapillae 1/78 1 0/114
        Brueelia tovornikae 1/78 1 0/114
        Menacanthus curuccae 1/78 1 0/114
        Menacanthus eurysternus 3/78 2 0/114
        Myrsidea sylviae 1/78 1 1/114 1

Phylloscopus collybita (D = 2) (D = S)
        Menacanthus agilis 0/6 3/32 1.7
        Penenirmus rarus 0/6 3/32 9.3

Fringilla coelebs (D = 3) (D = S)
        Menacanthus eurysternus 0/7 1/31 1
        Ricinus fringillae 0/7 3/31 4.7

Parus major (D = 3) (D = 4)
        Brueelia weberi 0/7 1/28 1
        Menacanthus sinuatus 0/7 11/28 5.4

Prunella modularis (D = 4) (D = 4)
        Menacanthus eurysternus 0/10 1/23 1
        Philopterus modularis 0/10 8/23 37.5

Turdus merula (D = S) (D = 3)
        Brueelia amsel 0/12 2/21 17
        Brueelia merulensis 7/12 4.7 10/21 15.33
        Menacanthus eurysternus 3/12 3.3 3/21 21.3
        Philopterus turdi 1/12 4 7/21 13.6
        Ricinus elongatus 0/12 3/21 3.3

Turdus philomelos (D = 6) (D = 2)
        Brueelia merulensis 5/15 1.8 1/15 58
        Philopterus turdi 0/15 1/15 10

Troglodytes troglodytes (D = 3) (D = 1)
        Penenirmus albiventris 2/7 ll.5 2/7 7

Pyrrhula pyrrhula (D = 1) (D = 0.3)
        Brueelia pyrrhularum 1/3 9 0/2
        Philopterus citrinelae 0/3 1/2 6
1

number of birds parasitized/number of birds examined;

2

dominance of the individual bird species in %;

3

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

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