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Old 01-29-2021, 02:06 PM   #1
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sun How Do Nest Parasites Affect Purple Martins?

Some interesting research on Purple Martins:

One feature that both scientists and landlords have noted about Purple Martin nests is that they often contain a lot of parasites.
This realization has led many Purple Martin landlords to try to reduce the number of nest parasites to help the nestlings. One common method of doing this is through nest replacements.
Our results show, that at least for routine infestations of parasites, nest replacements are not clearly conferring a benefit to Purple Martin nestlings.
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