Royal Society Open Science, March 2015

Ectoparasitism Shortens the Breeding Season in a Colonial Bird

On the cover: Cliff swallows (Petrochelidon pyrrhonota) at a Nebraska nesting colony. Presence of ectoparasites constrains these birds to raising only one brood. Photo: Charles R. Brown (please see doi:10.1098/rsos.140508).

Photograph by Charles R. Brown.

Charles R. Brown and Mary Bomberger Brown. March 2015. Ectoparasitism shortens the breeding season in a colonial bird. Royal Society Open Science 2(3).

Mary Bomberger Brown is a research assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources.

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