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AJVS. 2015; 47(1): 65-70

Some Helminthes Parasites Infecting Wild Birds at Edko, Behira Province, Egypt

Heba S. Wheeb, Eman K. Bazh, Abdelrahman Aborwash and Hany Ellakany.

The present study was done to show the prevalence of parasitic infection in some species of wild birds and describe the morphology of collected parasites.in this study 7 Cattle egret (Bubulucus ibis), 16 Moorhen (Gallinula ch. Choloropus), 6 migrant quail (coturnix coturnix coturnix),1 King fisher ( Alcedo atthis) and 8 House sparrow (Passer domesticus) were examined for parasitic infection from March 2014 to June 2015. After parasitological examination to gastrointestinal tract of each bird found 3 (18.75 %) out of 16 moorhen infected by Cyclocelum microstomum, 5 (71.42 %) out of 7 cattle egret infected by Desportesius invaginatus, 6 ( 85.71 %) out of 7 cattle egret infected by Apatemon gracilis, 2 (33.3 %) out of 6 Migrant quail infected by Heterakis gallinurm and Spiniglans microsoma. and 3 (37.5 %) out of 8 house sparrow infected by Cyathocotyle sp.1 (12.5 %) out of 8 house sparrow infected by Monopylidium musculosum. the highest infection found in cattle egret (100%) but low infection occur in king fisher 0%.

Key words: trematode- cestode- nematode- wild birds

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