|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1980|
|Authors:||G. S. Pfaffenberger, Butler, W. F., Hudson, D. S.|
|Journal:||Journal of Wildlife Diseases|
|Pagination:||545 - 547|
|Keywords:||animals, bird diseases, bird parasites, ectoparasite, Feathers/parasitology, Mallophaga classification, New Mexico, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Species Specificity|
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.