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


Yılmaz A. B. , Azizoğlu E., Adızel Ö.

Commagene Journal of Biology, vol.4, no.2, pp.91-95, 2020 (Other Refereed National Journals)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.31594/commagene.765084
  • Title of Journal : Commagene Journal of Biology
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-95

Abstract

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