Abstract:During a survey for ectoparasites on birds in a small reserve of the Brazilian cerrado (savannah) a male adultRhipicephalus sanguineus tick was found attached to the eyelid of the bird Coereba flaveola. Both tick and bird are presently common in Brazil, however, to best of our knowledge, the association of this tick species with this bird species has not been reported before. This observation may be an accidental finding but might also be an unknown route for the dissemination of the tick. The species R. sangu… Show more
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