Menopon gaillinae lice in the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Marsh harear (Circus aeruginosus) in Najaf province, Iraq
Our study considered as the first work on ectoparasites of the Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) and Marsh harear (Circus aeruginosus) in Iraq. Overall, we examined 17 eagles for the period from 01\Nov\2016 until 25\Feb\2017, out of which 4were found infected (23.5%). All infected birds were female. Aquila was hunted from Najaf sea area. Under the wing and between feathers of Aquila grossly examined for detect any parasites. Lice of genus Menopon gaillinae isolated from 4 eagles, from under the wing area. Infected eagles suffering from skin redness. 38 parasites isolated from infected eagle, we prepared a slide from these louse for spp. classification. This study was on the first hand record of shaft louse (M. gallinae) in Golden eagle and Marsh harear in Iraq
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