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From: Associations of passerine birds, rabbits, and ticks with Borrelia miyamotoi and Borrelia andersonii in Michigan, U.S.A.

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Field investigations of wild birds and eastern cottontails for the presence of ticks. A) American Robin harbors a single nymphal tick (near the tip of forceps); B) multiple engorged larval ticks are present beneath the auricular feathers and within the skin of the ear canal of a White-throated Sparrow; C) juvenile eastern cottontail harbors an engorged adult I. dentatus near the scruff; D) adult ticks of differing engorgement status are present on an eastern cottontail. Photo credits: Gabriel Hamer and Graham Hickling.

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