Insects inhabiting Saker (Falco cherrug) nestsin Hungary

Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) Science Article 2


This study describes the species compositionof insects reared from larvalassemblages collected from Saker nests.Eight coleopteran and one dipteranspecies had been reared, none of whichappear to be specific to raptors’s nestsas a habitat. They are either characteristicto carcasses, or known to occur inmanure, or commensals living in a varietyof mammalian and avian nests.Some of these species may participate inthe transmission of pathogens.

Merkl, O., Bagyura, J. and Rozsa, L, ORNIS HUNGARICA 14: 1 (2004)

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