Infestations of piagetiella peralis mallophaga menoponidae on juvenile white pelicans pelecanus erythrorhynchos

Samuel, W.M.; Williams, E.S.; Rippin, A.B.

Canadian Journal of Zoology 60(5): 951-953


ISSN/ISBN: 0008-4301
Accession: 005678594

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Of 76 juvenile white pelicans, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, of Primrose Lake, western Saskatchewan [Canada], 74 were infested with the chewing louse Piagetiella peralis. Ulcerative lesions were common on the body of naked birds .apprx. 1 wk of age and in the throat pouches of older juveniles (2-7 wk old); 20 of 47 older juveniles were severely infested. Prevalance and pathology are described for several age classes of juvenile pelicans.