Bridled Tern killed by ticks.

To: "David James" <>, "Del Richards" <>, <>
Subject: Bridled Tern killed by ticks.
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2012 15:34:59 +1100
There are approximately 75 species of ticks in Australia so the ticks on seabirds may be a specific species or number of species. It has also been stated that sick animals are prone to become tick infested as they lack the strength to fully groom themselves. This makes it hard to determine if the weakness is due to the tick or a pre-existing illness which may be exacerbated by the tick.


Dr Greg. P. Clancy
Ecologist and Wildlife Guide
Coutts Crossing

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