New host record and notes on mallophaga from the white-necked raven (Corvus cryptoleucus Couch)

J Wildl Dis. 1980 Oct;16(4):545-7. doi: 10.7589/0090-3558-16.4.545.


Fifty-eight white-necked ravens (Corvus cryptoleucus) were examined for ectoparasites. Brueelia afzali and Philopterus ocellatus osborni were the most abundant mallophagans while Colpocephalum fregili and Myrsidea interruptus were the least common. The white-necked raven is listed as a new host for P. ocellatus osborni. Host sexual selection is indicated by statistical treatment of data obtained from ecologically distinct host populations.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bird Diseases / parasitology*
  • Birds / parasitology*
  • Ectoparasitic Infestations / parasitology
  • Ectoparasitic Infestations / veterinary*
  • Feathers / parasitology
  • Female
  • Male
  • New Mexico
  • Phthiraptera / classification*
  • Species Specificity