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Effects of tick Ixodes ricinus infestation on pheasant Phasianus colchicus breeding success and survival

Abstract:

In some parts of Britain, pheasants Phasianus colchicus are infested by Ixodes ricinus ticks in the spring and summer. The effects of experimental reduction of tick infestation levels on the breeding success and survival of reared female pheasants were studied on two estates in southern England during 1995-1997. Females were radio-tagged and half of the birds, selected at random, were fitted with a slow-release acaricide, which substantially reduced their tick burdens. Clutch survival was sig...

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Hoodless, AN More by this author
Kurtenbach, K More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Randolph, SE More by this author
Journal:
WILDLIFE BIOLOGY
Volume:
9
Issue:
3
Pages:
171-178
Publication date:
2003-09-05
ISSN:
0909-6396
URN:
uuid:2cd87683-db8b-4a4d-be8d-bb3ca5a73303
Source identifiers:
210349
Local pid:
pubs:210349

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