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Table 2 Number and percentage of avian-derived blood meals identified from nine mosquito species in four eastern equine encephalitis virus foci in Connecticut, 2010–2011

From: Host associations of mosquitoes at eastern equine encephalitis virus foci in Connecticut, USA

Order Family Species RC Ae. abserratus Ae. thibaulti An. punctipennis An. quadrimaculatus Cq. perturbans Cs. morsitans Cx. pipiens Cx. restuans Cx. territans Total
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
Pass. Turdidae Wood thrush S    1 (12.5)    34 (63.0) 1 (50.0) 1 (25.0) 2 (11.1) 39
  Turdidae American robin P, T 1 (100) 1 (4.8)    1 (33.3) 3 (5.6)     6
  Paridae Tufted titmouse P   8 (38.1) 2 (25.0)   1 (33.3) 3 (5.6) 1 (50.0)   6 (33.3) 21
  Paridae Black-capped chickadee P   3 (14.3) 1 (12.5)   1 (33.3)      5
  Icteridae Red-winged blackbird P, T   4 (19.0) 2 (25.0)    1 (1.9)     7
  Icteridae Common grackle P, T   2 (9.5)     1 (1.9)    2 (11.1) 5
  Icteridae Brown-headed cowbird P, T    1 (12.5)        1
  Vireonidae Yellow-throated vireo S   2 (9.5)        4 (22.2) 6
  Vireonidae Warbling vireo S          2 (11.1) 2
  Vireonidae Red-eyed vireo S         1 (25.0)   1
  Mimidae Gray catbird S       3 (5.6)   1 (25.0)   4
  Polioptilidae Blue-gray gnatcatcher S     1 (100)       1
  Emberizidae Chipping sparrow S          1 (5.6) 1
  Emberizidae Field sparrow S   1 (4.8)         1
  Sturnidae European starling P       1 (1.9)     1
  Cardinalidae Northern cardinal P       1 (1.9)     1
  Cardinalidae Scarlet tanager S       1 (1.9)     1
Acci. Accipitridae Broad-winged hawk S       2 (3.7)     2
  Accipitridae Red-tailed hawk P       1 (1.9)    1 (5.6) 2
  Accipitridae Sharp-shinned hawk P       1 (1.9)     1
Anser. Anatidae Canada goose P         1 (25.0)   1
Columb. Columbidae Mourning dove P       1 (1.9)     1
Cucul. Cuculidae Yellow-billed cuckoo S    1 (12.5)        1
Pici. Picidae Northern flicker P       1 (1.9)     1
   Total   1 21 8 1 3 54 2 4 18 112
  1. Abbreviations: Pass. Passeriformes, Acci. Accipitriformes, Anser. Anseriformes, Columb. Columbiformes, Cucul. Cuculiformes, Pici. Piciformes, RC residency codes, P permanent resident (found year round in the state), S summer resident (present in the state during the nesting season), T transient