Ceratophyllus borealis

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Ceratophyllus borealis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Siphonaptera
Family: Ceratophyllidae
Genus: Ceratophyllus
Species: C. borealis
Binomial name
Ceratophyllus borealis
Rothschild, 1906

Ceratophyllus borealis , also known as the boreal flea, is an ectoparasite of birds. It is a black species found on ground-nesting birds such as pipits, wheatears and wagtails.[1]


  1. ^ Rothschild, Miriam; Clay, Theresa (1953). Fleas, Flukes and Cuckoos. A study of bird parasites (PDF). London: Collins. p. 110–111.