Feather mites of Calidris fuscicollis (Aves: Scolopacidae) in Brazil

Ácaros plumícolas de Calidris fuscicollis (Aves: Scolopacidae) no Brasil

S. N. Gomes T. C. Pesenti M. P. Cirne G. Müller About the authors

Abstract

During the period 2010-2012, eighty individuals of Calidris fuscicollis (Vieillot, 1819) were collected on the southern coast of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, with the objective of determining the presence of feather mites. Of the 80 birds examined, 32.5% were infested by mites, identified as Avenzoaria calidridis (Oudemans, 1904) (Avenzoariidae) (31.25%), Montchadskiana securicata (Megnin & Trouessart 1884) (Pterolichidae) (22.5%) and Alloptes limosae (Dubinin, 1951) (Alloptidae) (6.25%). This is the first report of feather mites on Calidris fuscicollis in Brazil

Keywords:
feather mites; Avenzoariidae; Pterolichidae; Alloptidae; white-rumped sandpiper

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