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Table 1 Host traits.

From: Comparative tests of ectoparasite species richness in seabirds

Variables Charadriiformes Pelecaniiformes Procellariiformes
  (n = 241) (n = 50) (n = 122)
Body mass (g) 144 35 53
Wingspan (cm) 108 22 30
Body Size (cm) 145 31 64
Bill Length (mm) 73 12 54
Longevity (months) 112 21 29
Clutch Size(count) 110 35 46
Population Size (estimated numbers) 188 37 78
Geographic range (km2) 193 41 80
Diving behaviour 182 45 77
  1. Variables used in the analyses with their respective sample sizes.