through the kindness of Dr. Tom Hare, Director of the Poultry and Game Research Laboratories, I received a sample of Mallophaga collected from a Blackbird (Turdus m. merula), which was picked up in Dorsetshire. A post mortem examination of the bird showed that it had been suffering from Coccidiosis. The breast of the bird was denuded of feathers and the greater part of the skin surface was heavil...

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