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Parasites of Kalij Pheasants (Lophura leucomelana) on the Island of Hawaii

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Title: Parasites of Kalij Pheasants (Lophura leucomelana) on the Island of Hawaii
Authors: Lewin, Victor
Mahrt, Jerome L.
Issue Date: Jan 1983
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Lewin V, Mahrt JL.1983. Parasites of Kalij pheasants (Lophura leucomelana) on the Island of Hawaii. Pac Sci 37(1): 81-83.
Abstract: Kalij pheasants (Lophura leucomelana) were collected from the
island of Hawaii from 21 March to 25 June 1981, and were examined for
parasites . These introduced forest dwelling pheasants are sympatric with both
endangered endemic birds and mosquitoes, which are known vectors of avian
malaria. No blood parasites were found in any of the 44 Kalij pheasants examined.
An eyeworm, Oxyspirura sp., was found in two birds . One pheasant was
infested with a body louse Amyrsidea monostoecha, and a feather louse
Lagopoecus colchicus was found on two birds. The latter represents a new host
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 37, Number 1, 1983

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