|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2016|
|Authors:||Mey, E, Stubbe, M, Lchagvasuren, D, Stubbe, A|
|Journal:||Erforsch. biol. Ress. Mongolei (Halle/Saale)|
|Keywords:||Aegypius monachus, Amblycera, copulation, diet, distribution, ecology, history of science, infestation data, Ischnocera, Mongolia, Phthiraptera, taxonomy|
ENGLISH TITLE: Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus (L., 1766) and its chewing lice (Insecta, Phthiraptera) in Mongolia
During a series of studies on the population, ecology, and biology of the Cinereous Vulture in Mongolia, fully feathered nestlings of the species from 9 nests were examined, without the use of chemical methods, for Mallophaga infestation from 2010 to 2015. The collection resulted in sev- eral first records for Mongolia of three species: Laemobothrion vulturis (J. C. FABRICIUS, 1775) sensu lato (Amblycera, Laemobothriidae), Neocolpocephalum aegypii (TENDEIRO, 1989) (Am- blycera, Menoponidae s. l.) sp. inq., and Falcolipeurus quadripustulatus (BURMEISTER, 1838) (Ischnocera, Philopteridae s. l.). Despite being expected, there has still been no record of Agypoecus brevicollis (BURMEISTER, 1838) in Mongolia.
Chewing louse infestation was noted in all nests examined, though not by more than two species: L. vulturis (twice), N. aegypyii and F. quadripustulatus (6 times each). Mixed infections were found in five nests: L. vulturis x N. aegypii (once) and N. aegypii x F. quadripustulatus (5 times). Blood was found in the digestive tract of all chewing louse individuals, but no traces of feathers. Four pairs of Falcolipeurus quadripustulatus were observed copulating (subfeminal). "Colpocephalum aegypii TENDEIRO, 1989" is a species incerta, its status in relation to "Colpocephalum tracheleoti PRICE & BEER, 1966" remains in doubt.
Der Mönchsgeier Aegypius monachus (L., 1766) und seine Mallophagen (Insecta, Phthiraptera) in der Mongolei