Examination of Helminth Parasites in the Fecal Samples of Magpies (Pica pica), Jackdaws (Corvus monedula), and Rooks (Corvus frugilegus) in the Vicinities of Van Province/Turkey Van’da (Türkiye) Saksağan (Pica pica), Cüce Karga (Corvus monedula) ve Ekin Kargası (Corvus frugilegus) Dışkılarının Helmint Parazitler Açısından İncelenmesi

Yılmaz A. B., AZİZOĞLU E., Adızel Ö.

Commagene Journal of Biology, vol.4, no.2, pp.91-95, 2020 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.31594/commagene.765084
  • Journal Name: Commagene Journal of Biology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-95
  • Keywords: Corvidae, Corvus frugilegus, Corvus monedula, Helmint, Pica pica
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes


The present study was designed to examine helminths in the gastrointestinal tract of corvid species including Pica pica, Corvus frugilegus, and Corvus monedula. A total of 43 fecal samples were collected from Pica pica, 42 samples from Corvus frugilegus, and 42 samples from Corvus monedula species. Feces were analyzed using sedimentation and flotation methods. Echinostoma spp. (2.32%), Capillaria spp. (6.97%), Syngamus spp. (2.32%), and Raillietina spp. (6.97%) were detected in Pica pica, Raillietina spp. (2.5%) and Capillaria spp. (10.0%) were detected in Corvus monedula, and only Capillaria spp. (9.52%) were detected in Corvus frugilegus. To our knowledge, this is the first study in Turkey identifying these helminth species in the fecal samples of these bird species.