Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Online ISSN : 2185-744X
Print ISSN : 1342-6133
ISSN-L : 1342-6133
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Parasitic Helminths of Wild Birds in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Takashi IWAKIChiharu KATONaoko KUROSE
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2012 Volume 17 Issue 3 Pages 119-126


A helminthological survey was carried out on wild birds (39 individuals belonging to 27 species) which were rescued and died after protection in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, between 1997 and 2007. Helminths were detected from 25 individuals of 18 host species. New geographical records in Japan were as follows. Trematodes: Apharyngostrigea cornu from Ardea cinerea and Egretta intermedia, Cardiocephaloides longicollis from Larus argentatus, Ophiosoma patagiatum from E. intermedia, Uroproctepisthmium sp. from A. cinerea; Cestodes: Paruterina candelabraria from Otus lempiji; Nematodes: Desmidocercella numidica from A. cinerea. And new host records in Japan were given below. Trematodes: Brachylecithum sp. from Turdus naumanni and Zoothera dauma, Lyperosomum turdia from Turdus chrysolaus, Opisthorchis sp. from A. cinerea, Stictodora lari from L. schistisagus, Desportesius spinulatus from E. intermedia, Stegophorus stercorarii from Puffinus tenuirostris.

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