Survey on Avian Ecto-parasites from Different Habitat of Fragmented Area

Nur Hasniza, Rusli (2014) Survey on Avian Ecto-parasites from Different Habitat of Fragmented Area. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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A survey of ecto-parasites was carried out on birds at Saremas oil palm plantation, Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia from 1st November 2013 till 13th April 2014. A total of 90 birds comprising of many families including Turdidae, Alcedinidae, Pycnonotidae, Nectariniidae, Rhiphiduridae, and Bucerotidae were examined for mites and lice. Examinations on 25 individuals of birds that were infested with parasites, a total of five species of lice, 22 species of mites and a species of chiggers were collected. Most of the parasites found are from family Proctophyllodidae and the species belong to this family was Tanyphyllodes pteroptochi, Dolichodectes neotropicus, Dolichodectes myrmecocichlae, Lipeurus caponis, Pterodectes fissuratus , Monojoubertia sp. and Montesauria sp. Lice collected were belongs to the suborder Amblycera and Ischnocera. This survey produced the first list of mites and lice in many habitat in Saremas oil palm plantation which was including oil palm estate, forest fragment and boundary area. Ecological factors were considered to play a role in determining the parasite fauna of selected bird species. Host size also playing an important role in determining abundance of ectoparasites on birds since value of R2 for linear regression of total length versus parasite abundance was quiet high (R2 = 0.143) which indicated a slightly correlation between both variables.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecto-parasites, mites, lice, chiggers, parasite fauna.
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Resource Science and Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2021 06:22
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2021 06:22

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