Sultana, J, Carah, P, Madge, S. G, Clements, K. W, Peet, W. M, Veysey, C. M, Milne, B. S, Taverner, J. H, Marshall, R. V. A, Hollick, K. M, Butlin, S. M, Congreve, W. M & Cohen, E / March 1961 – vol. 54, issue 3–126 Beetles in the plumage of birds.--On 25 th May 1959 I picked up a freshly dead Swift (Apus apus) on the sloping concrete bank of Hilfield Park Reservoir, Hertfordshire. On examining the bird I discovered a single beetle of the species Haltka ohracearightin among the feathers of the upper breast; it was just over 2.5 mm. in length. This beetle is a plant feeder and, as it is capable of flight, I as... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.