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phorcotabanus cinereus (wiedemann, 1821) (diptera, tabanidae), an ornithophilic species of tabanid in central amazon, central amazon, brazil, the tabanid phorcotabanus cinereus (wiedemann) was recorded attacking the native duck cairina moschata (linnaeus) (anseriformes, anatidae). the flight and behavior of the tabanid during the attacks and the host's defenses were videotaped and analyzed in slow motion. the tabanid was recorded flying rapidly around the heads of the ducks before landing. landing always took place on the beak, and then the tabanid walked to the fleshy caruncle on the basal part of the beak ...200212386706
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