Validated cleaner: the cuculid bird Crotophaga ani picks ticks and pecks at sores of capybaras in southeastern Brazil

Information on the role of smooth-billed anis (Crotophaga ani) as tick-pickers on mammals remains controversial. I record here these birds removing ticks and pecking at wounds of capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) in a small reserve at Campinas, São Paulo, southeastern Brazil. The birds inspected...

Full description

Access type:openAccess
Publication Date:2008
Main Author: Sazima,Ivan
Document type: Article
Language:eng
Published: Instituto Virtual da Biodiversidade | BIOTA - FAPESP
Portuguese subjects:
Online Access:http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1676-06032008000100022
Description not available.