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Table 3 Number of trials and number of different individuals for each bird species, range of % of attracted C. pipiens in each bird species (mosquito specimens captured on each bird/mosquito specimens captured on all birds in the same session), % of engorged mosquitoes and size of the birds: small (< 100 g), medium (100–250 g), large (> 500 g)

From: Evaluating the feeding preferences of West Nile virus mosquito vectors using bird-baited traps

Bird species No. of trials No. of different birds Range of % of attracted mosquitoes % engorged mosquitoes (95 % IC)
Raptors Medium Athene noctua 12 5 0–39.29 93.02 (80.93–98.53)
Medium Falco tinnunculus 12 3 0–28.57 78.37 (61.78–90.17)
Large Falco peregrinus 12 4 23.53–42.86 88.15 (78.70–94.43)
Other Small Turdus merula 7 3 0–23.26 86.36 (65.08–97.09)
Small Turdus philomelos 5 2 0–23.53 88.23 (63.55–98.54)
Small Geopelia cuneata 1 1 10.53 100 (15.81–100)
Medium Streptopelia decaocto 11 11 0–66.67 79.16 (57.84–92.86)
Large Anas platyrhynchos 12 7 0–21.05 82.14 (63.10–93.93)