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From Science Daily on 28-Mar-2019 15:07

Feather mites help to remove bacteria and fungi from the feathers of birds, according to a new study. In fact, the relationship between these mites and their hosts could be considered mutualism, with bird feathers collecting food for mites to eat and mites providing the birds with healthier plumage.

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