Scientific Journal of the BirdLife Hungary

A Magyar Madártani és Természetvédelmi Egyesület tudományos folyóirata

Ornis Hungarica. vol.14. (2004) p.23-26.

Insects inhabiting Saker (Falco cherrug) nests in Hungary
Merkl, O., Bagyura, J. and Rózsa, L.

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This study describes the species composition of insects reared from larval assemblages collected from Saker nests. Eight coleopteran and one dipteran species had been reared, none of which appear to be specific to raptors's nests as a habitat. They are either characteristic to carcasses, or known to occur in manure, or commensals living in a variety of mammalian and avian nests. Some of these species may participate in the transmission of pathogens.