Ticks from European-Asiatic Birds Migrating through Egypt into Africa

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Science  27 Jan 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3448, pp. 277-278
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3448.277


From 321 of 7381 birds (28 species), 504 immature European-Asiatic ticks were collected: Ixodes frontalis, Haemaphysalis punctata, Haemaphysalis sulcata, Hyalomma spp. (probably mostly m. marginatum), Hyalomma aegyptium, and Hyalomma m. marginatum. Many additional detaching ticks were eaten by the hosts. Uninfested bird species numbered 29 (998 individuals).