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surveillance potential of non-native hawaiian birds for detection of west nile virus.west nile virus (wnv) was first detected in north america in 1999. alaska and hawaii (hi) remain the only u.s. states in which transmission of wnv has not been detected. dead bird surveillance has played an important role in the detection of the virus geographically, as well as temporally. in north america, corvids have played a major role in wnv surveillance; however, the only corvid in hi is the endangered hawaiian crow that exists only in captivity, thus precluding the use of this species for ...201526304918
the islands are different: human perceptions of game species in hawaii.hawaii's game animals are all non-native species, which provokes human-wildlife conflict among stakeholders. the management of human-wildlife conflict in hawaii is further complicated by the discrete nature of island communities. our goal was to understand the desires and perceived values or impacts of game held by residents of hawaii regarding six game species [pigs (sus scrofa), goats (capra hircus), mouflon (ovis musimon), axis deer (axis axis), turkeys (melagris gallopavo), and doves (geopel ...201425129387
coi barcodes and phylogeny of doves (columbidae family).cytochrome oxidase subunit i (coi) gene has been recognized as an authentic tool for species identification. besides its potential barcoding capacity, coi sequences have also been used for inferring the phylogeny. phylogenetic relationships among genera of columbidae (pigeons and doves family) have not been fully resolved because of scarce sampling of taxa and limited availability of sequence data. in this study, we have evaluated the efficiency of coi barcodes for species identification and phy ...201323544616
interspecific comparison of traffic noise effects on dove coo transmission in urban environments.most previous studies concerning avian adaptation to anthropogenic noise have focused on songbirds, but few have focused on non-songbirds commonly found in urban environments such as doves. we conducted field playback-recording experiments on the perch-coos of five dove species, including four native taiwan species (the spotted dove, spilopelia chinensis, the oriental turtle-dove, streptopelia orientalis, the red collared-dove, streptopelia tranquebarica, and the emerald dove, chalcophaps indica ...201627578359
trichomonad infection in endemic and introduced columbids in the seychelles.island endemic avifaunas face many threats, including the now well-documented impacts of pathogens. the impacts of pathogens on the endemic seychelles avifauna, however, have been little studied. the protozoan parasite trichomonas gallinae has been shown to reduce survival and reproductive success of the endemic pink pigeon columba mayeri on the nearby island of mauritius. i investigated trichomonad infection prevalence and pathogenicity in endemic seychelles blue pigeons, alectroenas pulcherrim ...201121719842
trichomonas gallinae in mauritian columbids: implications for an endangered endemic.although well known as a widespread parasitic disease of columbids and birds of prey, there have been few studies of trichomonosis in populations of wild birds. in mauritius, trichomonosis has been highlighted as a major threat to an endangered endemic, the pink pigeon (neosoenas [columba] mayeri). in this study, we examined the role that populations of other columbids in mauritius might be playing as infectious reservoirs of the causal flagellate protozoan, trichomonas gallinae. we screened 296 ...200717699078
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