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Two experiments (conducted in Queensland, Australia), compared broods of Ardeola ibis [Bubulcus ibis] that were naturally tick-infested (by Argas robertsi) with an equal number that were rendered tick-free by application of an acaricide (the pyrethroid, flumethrin) to their nests and of barriers...

Author(s)
McKilligan, N. G.
Citation
Australian Journal of Ecology, 1996, 21, 4, pp 442-449
Abstract

In a 3-year study of Ardeola ibis [Bubulcus ibis] at a heronry of 3500 nests in south-east Queensland, 34% of the eggs in 711 observed nests failed to survive to become fledglings (11-day-old chicks). Fledgling mortality appeared to be much lower. The main sources of mortality were predation of...

Author(s)
McKilligan, N.
Citation
Australian Journal of Ecology, 1987, 12, 1, pp 9-16
Abstract

The food of the cattle egret (Bubulcus ibis (Ardeola ibis)) in south-eastern Queensland was determined from boluses regurgitated by advanced chicks over 3 breeding seasons and from the stomach contents of 21 adults. They ate a wide range of animals, mainly Acrididae (including Patanga guttulosa ...

Author(s)
McKilligan, N. G.
Citation
Australian Wildlife Research, 1984, 11, 1, pp 133-144
Abstract

The isolation of 2 new tick-borne viruses is reported from Australia, and the question of migrating birds as a route of entry for ticks and arboviruses into Australia and its various islands is discussed. The new virus CSIRO 704 was isolated from Argas robertsi Hoogst., Kaiser & Kohls on cattle...

Author(s)
Kemp, D. H.; George, T. D. St.; McKilligan, N.
Publisher
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia
Citation
Arbovirus research in Australia. Proceedings 3rd symposium. 15-17 February 1982, 1982, pp 152-156

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