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1 June 2005 FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWLS: A NEW HOST FOR PROTOCALLIPHORA SIALIA AND HESPEROCIMEX SONORENSIS IN ARIZONA
GLENN A. PROUDFOOT, JESSICA L. USENER, PETE D. TEEL
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Abstract

While banding Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum) in Arizona, we removed three Protocalliphora sialia (Diptera: Calliphoridae) from the wing margin of one nestling. Subsequent inspection of nest material revealed an additional 119 Hesperocimex sonorensis (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), another hematophagous parasite. All nestlings (n = 3) fledged successfully, but on day 8 postfledging, two fledglings were found dead and one was missing. Although unsubstantiated, the subclinical effect (e.g., anemia) of these hematophagous parasites may have contributed to the fledglings' demise. This is the first published record of P. sialia parasitizing Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls and the first documented infestation of H. sonorensis for nesting Ferruginous Pygmy-Owls.

GLENN A. PROUDFOOT, JESSICA L. USENER, and PETE D. TEEL "FERRUGINOUS PYGMY-OWLS: A NEW HOST FOR PROTOCALLIPHORA SIALIA AND HESPEROCIMEX SONORENSIS IN ARIZONA," The Wilson Bulletin 117(2), 185-188, (1 June 2005). https://doi.org/10.1676/04-080
Received: 2 August 2004; Accepted: 1 February 2005; Published: 1 June 2005
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