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Mallophaga Species on Long-Legged Buzzards (Buteo rufinus): New Records from Turkey
1 Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Selçuk University, Konya, Turkey  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2006; 30: 226-230

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Key Words: Laemobothrion maximum, Degeeriella fulva, Craspedorrynchus platystomus, Colpocephalum sp., Buteo rufinus, Turkey
Abstract

This study was carried out on two long-legged buzzards that were brought for treatment to the surgery clinic of the Veterinary Faculty, University of Selçuk. A few lice were observed on the body surfaces of the birds. Forty-seven lice were collected from the buzzards. The lice were preserved in a tube containing 70% ethanol. They were mounted on slides separately after being cleared in lactophenol. Four species of lice (Laemobothrion maximum, Degeeriella fulva, Craspedorrynchus platystomus, and Colpocephalum sp.) were identified by microscopical examination. The specimens of Colpocephalum could not be identified at the species level because of poor conditions of some morphological characteristics such as chaetotaxy of the body or male genitalia. 

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