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Table 3 Species and numbers of individuals of birds hosting ticks, with prevalences of SHG rickettsiae and details on life history status (migrant/breeding), migratory season (spring/autumn) and Rickettsia spp. harbored

From: Spotted fever group rickettsiae in ticks of migratory birds in Romania

  Tick presence Rickettsia spp. presence
Host species No. of birds examined Prevalence (%) Intensity Spring Autumn
     Prevalence (%) Rickettsia species Prevalence (%) Rickettsia species
Cyanistes caeruleus 29 6.90 1     
Emberiza schoeniclus 11 9.10 1     
Erithacus rubecula 352 8.20 5.9 20.0 monacensis 3.1 monacensis, helvetica
Ficedula hypoleuca 10 10.00 2     
Panurus biarmicus 306 0.06 1    100 helvetica
Parus major 16 50 1.9    8.3 Unidentified Rickettsia spp.
Phylloscopus collybita 96 0.10 1    100 Unidentified Rickettsia spp.
Regulus regulus 47 4.20 1     
Remiz pendulinus 5 20.00 1     
Turdus merula 140 30.70 3.4 32.5 monacensis, helvetica, slovaca 14.2 monacensis, helvetica
Turdus philomelos 91 6.60 9.3 50.0 Unidentified Rickettsia spp. 16.9 monacensis, helvetica, massiliae