Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Chicken with Sticktight Fleas
I saw these chickens in a rural area in Ethiopia. First, I thought the chickens have black feathers around the head, but then I recognized they have a drastic parasite infestation. The parasite is the Sticktight Flea (Echidnophaga gallinacean) also known as hen fleas. They attach themselves with the animal similar to a tick.