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Branta Cover Language of the article: Russian Cite: Kivganov, D. A., Chernichko, E. I. (2010). Feather mites of the family Syringobiidae Trouessart, 1896 of waders in the north-western Black Sea region.. Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 13, 116-120 Keywords: feather mites, waders, faunal lists, Ukraine Views: 353 Branta copyright Branta license

Branta Issues > Issue №13 (2010)

Branta: Transactions of the Azov-Black Sea Ornithological Station, 116-120

Feather mites of the family Syringobiidae Trouessart, 1896 of waders in the north-western Black Sea region.

D. A. Kivganov, E. I. Chernichko

As a result of the fulfilled work, in quills of flight feathers of waders in the northwestern Black Sea region there were found 10 species of siringobiid mites, related to 6 genuses. Most mites are discovered on traditional hosts that confirms rather high specificity of this group of parasites. At the same time, we complemented the list of hosts for two species of feather mites: Sikyonemus tringae was found out on the Dunlin (Calidris alpina); Limosilichus limosae was for the first time recorded in Ukraine and on a new host (the Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica). In both cases feather mites were found on birds of the same genus as their typical hosts.

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