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1 October 2010 Mite-Filled Cyst on a Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) in Florida, USA
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A large, partly pedunculated mass on the scapular area of a wild-caught captive Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) consisted of a multiloculated keratin cyst inhabited by a new species of harpirhynchid mite (Harpirhynchus quasimodo). The mass did not interfere with flight or behavior. This is the first record of such an infestation of cowbirds in Florida.

Marilyn G. Spalding, James W. Mertins, Matthew J. Reetz, Kandy L. Keacher, Michael L. Avery, and Ellis C. Greiner "Mite-Filled Cyst on a Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) in Florida, USA," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 46(4), (1 October 2010). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-46.4.1279
Received: 10 January 2010; Accepted: 1 May 2010; Published: 1 October 2010
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