Raptors, parasites, great-horned owl, red-shouldered hawk, Arkansas
Very little is known about the helminth parasites of hawks and owls of Arkansas. We had the opportunity to salvage 2 road-killed raptors, a red-shouldered hawk (Buteo lineatus) and a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) from the state and examine them for ecto- and endoparasites. Found were chewing lice (Degeeriella fulva) and a nematode (Porrocaecum angusticolle) on/in B. lineatus, and 3 digenean trematodes (Echinoparyphium sp., Strigea elegans, Neodiplostomum americanum), and nematode eggs (Capillaria sp.) in B. virginianus. We document 6 new distributional records for these parasites.
McAllister, Chris T.; Durden, Lance A.; Bursey, Charles R.; Hnida, John A.; Tkach, Vasyl V.; and Achatz, Tyler J.
"Parasites (Trematoda, Nematoda, Phthiraptera) of Two Arkansas Raptors (Accipitriformes: Accipitridae; Strigiformes: Strigidae),"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 73
, Article 16.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol73/iss1/16