parasites of domestic pigeons (columba livia domestica) in sebele, gaborone, botswana.the following parasites were found in apparently healthy pigeons kept in sebele: a haemoprotozoan, haemoproteus columbae (80%); endoparasite metazoan nematodes, ascaridia columbae (30%) and dispharynx spiralis (10%); a cestode, raillietina sp. (80%) and coccidian oocysts (40%); 2 ectoparasites, namely the pigeon fly, pseudolynchia canariensis (50%) and the louse, columbicola columbae (30%). the pigeons also had highantibody titres, (1:256) to the protozoan parasite toxoplasma gondii (100%). the ...200011212939
phoretic association of mites and mallophaga with the pigeon fly pseudolynchia canariensis.myialges anchora trouessart, 1906 and m. lophortyx (furman & tarshis, 1953) gravid females, surrounded by clusters of eggs, were found strongly inserted into the cuticle of head, thorax, abdomen, femurs and wings of pseudolynchia canariensis (macquart, 1840), a hippoboscid fly parasite of the pigeon. this lousefly results obligatory host for ovigerous females of myialges and for the development of their eggs, and phoretic host because the dispersal of hatching larvae to new hosts may then occur ...200516218217
the occurrence of the pigeon fly (pseudolynchia canariensis macq.) in australia, with a note on australian hippoboscidae. 194521028680
seasonal occurrence of haemoproteus columbae kruse and its vector pseudolynchia canariensis bequaert.seasonal prevalence of haemoproteus columbae and its vector pseudolynchia canariensis in the feral pigeon (columba livia) population of detroit, michigan has been studied for 5 years. the greated prevalence of h. columbae infection occurs during fall and winter and is lowest during the spring, correlating with changes in the vector population.1975803576
schizogony in haemoproteus columbae fill in some of the gaps in our knowledge of schizogony of haemoproteus columbae kruse, transmission experiments involving inoculation into pigeons (columba livia gmelin) of sporozonites from salivary glands of the hippoboscid fly pseudolynchia canariensis (macquart) were carried out. we were unable to detect prepatent schizonts or to observe schizogonic development when infection became chronic. schizonts were mainly confined to lung tissue. observations of parapatent schizonts were made in ...1977410922
the ecto-, gastro-intestinal and haemo-parasites of live pigeons (columba livia) in kampala, a study from october, 1996 to march, 1997, 34 pigeons in three different locations were studied for parasites. the majority of birds in nakulabye appeared clinically sick, while those within makerere university and wandegeya were apparently healthy. biometric data were taken for each bird and, during the process, ectoparasites were collected. faecal and blood samples were obtained. the study of ectoparasites revealed that pseudolynchia canariensis (the 'pigeon fly') was the most prevalent par ...199926911497
how effective is preening against mobile ectoparasites? an experimental test with pigeons and hippoboscid flies.birds combat ectoparasites with many defences but the first line of defence is grooming behaviour, which includes preening with the bill and scratching with the feet. preening has been shown to be very effective against ectoparasites. however, most tests have been with feather lice, which are relatively slow moving. less is known about the effectiveness of preening as a defence against more mobile and evasive ectoparasites such as hippoboscid flies. hippoboscids, which feed on blood, have direct ...201222787587
sex-specific effects of an avian malaria parasite on an insect vector: support for the resource limitation hypothesis.many parasites, such as those that cause malaria, depend on an insect vector for transmission between vertebrate hosts. theory predicts that parasites should have little or no effect on the transmission ability of vectors, e.g., parasites should not reduce vector life span as this will limit the temporal window of opportunity for transmission. however, if the parasite and vector compete for limited resources, there may be an unavoidable physiological cost to the vector (resource limitation hypot ...201223236915
an experimental test of the effects of behavioral and immunological defenses against vectors: do they interact to protect birds from blood parasites?blood-feeding arthropods can harm their hosts in many ways, such as through direct tissue damage and anemia, but also by distracting hosts from foraging or watching for predators. blood-borne pathogens transmitted by arthropods can further harm the host. thus, effective behavioral and immunological defenses against blood-feeding arthropods may provide important fitness advantages to hosts if they reduce bites, and in systems involving pathogen transmission, if they lower pathogen transmission ra ...201424620737
incidence of haemoproteus columbae in pigeons of jammu district.haemoproteus columbae is the major protozoan infection reported in pigeon and appeared in the erythrocyte of the peripheral circulation. incidence and parasitaemia of h. columbae in pigeon was studied in different localities of jammu, india for a period from april to september 2010 using thin blood smear examination. of the 150 pigeons (wild: 70, domestic: 80), 92 (61.33 %) were found to be infected with h. columbae. domestic pigeon showed higher incidence rate (74.28 %) than the wild (50 %). ma ...201526345046
synanthropic birds and parasites.this paper describes the parasitologic findings for 60 synanthropic bird carcasses recovered in the campania region of southern italy. birds consisted of 20 yellow-legged gulls (larus michahellis), 15 rock pigeons (columba livia), 15 common kestrels (falco tinnunculus), and 10 carrion crows (corvus corone). each carcass was examined to detect the presence of ectoparasites and then necropsied to detect helminths. ectoparasites occurred in 100% of the birds examined. in particular, chewing lice we ...201324597118
[pseudolynchia canariensis (diptera:hippoboscidae) on buteogallus aequinoctialis (ciconiiformes: accipitridae) in the state of rio de janeiro, brazil].the record of pseudolynchia canariensis on two rufous crab-hawk in situ taken care of the hospital veterinarian of the riozoo foundation. the nineteen collected specimens had been identified in the laboratory of diptera, fundação instituto oswaldo cruz. the findings of p. canariensis out natural host (columba livia) it represents a contribution to the studies of the family hippoboscidae considering that it does not have records about native birds of the american continent parasitized by p. canar ...200818823580
feeding and breeding aspects of pseudolynchia canariensis (macquart, 1839) (diptera, hippoboscidae) under laboratory conditions.this study was aimed at making the bionomic aspects of pseudolynchia canariensis (macquart 1839) clear and at providing ways for keeping this diptera under laboratory conditions. a hundred and seventy-four flies were collected, of which 30% did not show hematophagy under laboratory conditions. the others were split into two groups with feeding intervals of 24 and 48 h. the individuals fed within a 24-h interval were found to live longer than the ones fed within a 48-h interval and blood meal tim ...200918791736
observations on the bionomics of pseudolynchia canariensis (diptera: hippoboscidae).host suitability, reproduction, effects of temperature on reproduction and pupal development, effects of humidity on pupal development and the effects of photoperoid on puparial deposition, pupal development and adult emergence were studied in a laboratory colony of pseudolynchia canariensis. flies were observed to lack strong host specificity. puparia were produced at regular 24 h intervals by flies maintained at 30 degrees c, averaging 8-8 puparia per female. optimum temperature for colony ...19751128922
a first report of infestation by pseudolynchia canariensis in a herd of pigeons in shahrekord (southwest of iran).pigeons (columba livia) have been kept as pet and reared for food in several countries including iran. ectoparasites are regarded as the basic causes of retardation in growth, lowered vitality and poor conditions of the birds. pseudolynchia canariensis a hippoboscidae fly is one of the important ectoparasites of pigeons and is responsible for the transmission of pathogens to birds and humans same as pathogenic protozoan haemoproteus columbae.201627308301
pseudomalaria in a domestic pigeon: a case report.microscopic examination of thin blood smear of a domestic pigeon brought to teaching veterinary clinical complex, junagadh, gujarat revealed mature and immature halter shaped gametocytes of haemoproteus columbae encircling the nucleated erythrocytes. the disease was diagnosed as acute infection of pigeon malaria more notably known as pseudomalaria. the parasitic infection was further confirmed by polymerase chain reaction assay targeting the cytochrome b (cyt b) gene fragment amplifying 207 base ...201728316429
biodiversity and prevalence of parasites of domestic pigeons (columba livia domestica) in a selected semiarid zone of south khorasan, iran.five species of nematodes and cestodes were collected from alimentary canals of pigeons: the nematodes were two species: ascaridia colombae (16.66%) and hadjelia truncata (1.96%), while the cestodes were cotugnia digonopora (13.79%), raillietina magninumida (18.62%) and raillietina achinobothridia (32.35%); fecal examination revealed: eimeria spp. (40.19%) and cryptosporidium oocysts (2.94%); and blood smears showed: haemoproteus cloumbae (47/05%); in mouth, throat and larynx: trichomonans galli ...201222081317
a new technique for feeding pseudolynchia canariensis (macquart, 1839) (diptera, hippoboscidae) under laboratory conditions.the objective of this work was to present a new technique for feeding pseudolynchia canariensis, reducing both fly-host and researcher-host contact. flies obtained from pigeons caught in juiz de fora, mg, brazil were housed in screen top test tubes and kept at 27 degrees c 80%rh. three infestation-free pigeons were kept in screen cages as their food source. pigeons were restrained on a wooden frame with test tube supports and a muzzle and twine to immobilize the head and wings, respectively. to ...200717851688
isolation, pure culture, and characterization of "candidatus arsenophonus arthropodicus," an intracellular secondary endosymbiont from the hippoboscid louse fly pseudolynchia canariensis.members of the genus arsenophonus comprise a large group of bacterial endosymbionts that are widely distributed in arthropods of medical, veterinary, and agricultural importance. at present, little is known about the role of these bacteria in arthropods, because few representatives have been isolated and cultured in the laboratory. in the current study, we describe the isolation and pure culture of an arsenophonus endosymbiont from the hippoboscid louse fly pseudolynchia canariensis. we propose ...200616598007
parasites of columba livia (aves: columbiformes) in tenerife (canary islands) and their role in the conservation biology of the laurel pigeons.the prevalence and intensity of the parasites from 50 wild doves (columba livia) from the city of santa cruz de tenerife, in the island of tenerife (canary archipelago), were studied. the following ectoparasites were found in apparently healthy pigeons (prevalences are shown in percentage (%) and mean intensities with their standard deviations): the acari dermanyssus gallinae (de geer, 1778) (6, 241.0 +/- 138.9) and tinaminyssus melloi fain, 1962 (10%, 218.3 +/- 117.3); the louses, columbicola c ...200415490756
are hippoboscid flies a major mode of transmission of feather mites?feather mites (astigmata) are distributed around the world, living on the feathers of birds, but their mechanisms for transmission among hosts are not fully understood. there is anecdotal evidence of feather mites attached to louseflies (diptera: hippoboscidae), suggesting that feather mites may use these flies as a mode of phoretic transmission among birds. two bird-lousefly associations (alpine swift apus melba-crataerina melbae and feral pigeon columba livia-pseudolynchia canariensis) were in ...200111695394
role of pseudolynchia canariensis in the transmission of haemoproteus turtur from the migrant streptopelia turtur to new bird hosts in egypt.pseudolynchia canariensis flies offered the naturally infected migrant dove streptopelia turtur with haemoproteus turtur succeeded to induce weak infection in the raised streptopelia turtur only. intraperitoneal, intramuscular and subcutaneous injection of their salivary glands together with intraperitoneal injection of macerated lung and liver tissues of infected doves revealed the appearance of low and moderate grade parasitaemia in s. senegallus and the raised s. turtur. flies offered laborat ...19989617059
bionomics and laboratory transmission of haemoproteus columbae kruse by pseudolynchia canariensis maquart (diptera: hippoboscidae) to two bird hosts in egypt.pseudolynchia canariensis succeeded to feed and survive normally on both streptopelia senegallus and s. turtur. the feeding period, blood meal ratio and longevity of both male and female flies did not differ significantly (p > 0.05) from the corresponding values for the natural host columba livia. infection of s. senegallus with haemoproteus columbae through flies bites, injection with either infected salivary glands suspension or infected macerated lung tissue of c. livia revealed a high parasi ...19989617043
a hitchhiker's guide to parasite transmission: the phoretic behaviour of feather lice.transmission to new hosts is a fundamental challenge for parasites. some species meet this challenge by hitchhiking on other, more mobile parasite species, a behaviour known as phoresis. for example, feather-feeding lice that parasitise birds disperse to new hosts by hitchhiking on parasitic louse flies, which fly between individual birds. oddly, however, some species of feather lice do not engage in phoresis. for example, although rock pigeon (columba livia) "wing" lice (columbicola columbae) f ...200919038259
walk or ride? phoretic behaviour of amblyceran and ischnoceran lice.phoresy is a behaviour where one organism hitches a ride on another more mobile organism. this is a common dispersal mechanism amongst relatively immobile species that specialise on patchy resources. parasites specialise on patchily distributed resources: their hosts. although host individuals are isolated in space and time, parasites must transmit between hosts or they will die with their hosts. lice are permanent obligate ectoparasites that complete their entire life cycle on their host. they ...201626896575
[the first record of ornithocheyletia hallae smiley, 1970 (acariformes: actinedida: cheyletidae) and its prevalance on pseudolynchia canariensis (mcquart, 1840) (diptera: pupipara: hippoboscidae) in turkey].this study was performed to detect acar species and their prevalence on pseudolynchia canariensis.201223169162
[phoretic association of the mites myialges spp. (astigmata: epidermoptidae) and ornitocheyletia hallae volgin (prostigmata: cheyletidae) with the fly pseudolynchia canariensis (macquart) (diptera: hippoboscidae)].this study evaluated aspects of population ecology and community component of mites in pseudolynchia canariensis (macquart) of domestic pigeons columba livia in juiz de fora, minas gerais, brazil. a total of 236 forest mites were found in 74 out of 156 fl ies (47.4% infestation). the prevalence for myialges anchora sergent & trouessart was 23.7%, with average intensity 1.5 +/- 0.90 and average abundance 0.4 +/- 0.76, mostly (94.4%) located on the abdomen; 75.9% of the mites (n = 41) surrounded b ...200919943003
how do seasonality and host traits influence the distribution patterns of parasites on juveniles and adults of columba livia?parasites may influence host fitness and consequently exert a selective pressure on distinct phenotypes of the host population. this pressure can result in an evolutionary response, maintaining only individuals with certain traits in the population. the present study was aimed at identifying the morphological characteristics of juveniles and adults of columba livia that may influence the distribution patterns of lice, pseudolynchia canariensis and haemoproteus columbae and how the populations of ...201728859962
prevalence of ectoparasites in free-range backyard chickens, domestic pigeons (columba livia domestica) and turkeys of kermanshah province, west of iran.this study was carried out on free-range backyard chickens, domestic pigeons (columba livia domestica) and turkeys from may 2012 to april 2013 to determine the prevalence and identify the species of ectoparasites in kermanshah province, west of iran. of the total of 600 free-range backyard chickens (185 ♂ and 415 ♀), 700 domestic pigeons (278 ♂ and 422 ♀) and 150 turkeys (53 ♂ and 97 ♀), 389 (64.83 %), 608 (86.85 %) and 54 (36 %) were infected with one or more parasites respectively. eleven ecto ...201627413319
pigeon louse fly, pseudolynchia canariensis (diptera: hippoboscidae), collected by dry-ice trap.during a mosquito collection, a female of the pigeon louse fly, pseudolynchia canariensis (diptera: hippoboscidae), was collected by a mosquito trap baited with dry ice in ishigaki-jima, yaeyama islands, japan. this is the 1st record of p. canariensis from yaeyama islands.201122329280
molecular detection of haemosporidian parasites of birds in culex pipiens (diptera: culicidae) in kuwait.a molecular surveillance of haemosporidian parasites from 19,521 culex pipiens (l.) (diptera: culicidae) from kuwait detected 2 pools with a unique haemoproteus (haemoproteus) sp. (haemospororida: haemoproteidae) most likely parasitizing columbiform birds and probably represented contaminated blood meals or aborted infections in mosquitoes. haemoproteus spp. have been previously reported in kuwait based on microscopic examination of avian blood smears. i report on molecular detection and subgenu ...201728967328
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