northern fowl mite

northern fowl mite
northern fowl mite n a parasitic mite (Ornithonyssus sylviarum, family Macronyssidae) that is a pest of birds and esp. poultry and pigeons in both Europe and No. America

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Ornithonyssus sylviarum.

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