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30 August 2018 Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) Parasitizing Passerine Birds in Turkey With New Records and New Tick–Host Associations
Adem Keskin, Kiraz Erciyas-Yavuz
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Abstract

In 2016 spring and autumn migration seasons, 7,992 birds belonging to 83 species, 51 genera, 34 families, and 12 orders were examined for tick (Acari: Ixodidae) infestation in the Kızılırmak Delta, Samsun,Turkey. A total of 1,229 (649 larvae, 536 nymphs, 40 females, 4 males) ticks were collected from 349 (4.36%) birds belonging to 33 (39.75%) species within 16 families in the order Passeriformes. Nine tick species were identified belonging to the family Ixodidae, namely Haemaphysalis concinna Koch, Haemaphysalis punctata Canestrini & Fanzago, Haemaphysalis sulcata Canestrini & Fanzago, Hyalomma marginatum gr., Ixodes eldaricus Djaparidze, Ixodes festai Tonelli-Rondelli, Ixodes frontalis (Panzer), Ixodes redikorzevi Olenev, and Ixodes ricinus (L.).The present study also reports 78 different avian (resident, migratory or partially migratory) hosts for documented tick species; 63 (80.76%) of them were new tick–host records forTurkey. In addition, the presence of I. eldaricus and I. festai ticks were documented inTurkey for the first time.

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Adem Keskin and Kiraz Erciyas-Yavuz "Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) Parasitizing Passerine Birds in Turkey With New Records and New Tick–Host Associations," Journal of Medical Entomology 56(1), 156-161, (30 August 2018). https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjy151
Received: 7 March 2018; Accepted: 1 August 2018; Published: 30 August 2018
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Kızılırmak Delta
tick
Turkey
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