volume 73, issue 3, P669-670 2013
DOI: 10.1590/s1519-69842013000300027
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Abstract: Cattle egret Bubulcus ibis (Linnaeus, 1758) is a highly synanthropic species, which has been benefitted by the increase of livestock in recent decades (Sick, 1997). The species originates from the Old World and spread to all the continents, with the exception of Antarctica (Martínez-Vilalta and Moltis, 1992). Three current concerns of this expansion and population growth are: competition for resources or predation of endemic species (Barbosa-Filho et al., 2009), transmission of diseases to the human populatio…

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