Corvus Linnaeus, 1758 sec. Droege, G., Corvids of the World

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Corvus Linnaeus, 1758 sec. Droege, G., Corvids of the World

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Distribution

Africa East Tropical AfricanativeA; Macaronesia (Canary Is. (Canary Is.nativeA), Cape Verde (Cape VerdenativeA)); Northeast Tropical AfricanativeA; Northern AfricanativeA; South Tropical AfricanativeA; Southern AfricanativeA; West Tropical AfricanativeA; West-Central Tropical AfricanativeA; Western Indian Ocean (Madagascar (MadagascarnativeA)), Asia-Temperate Arabian PeninsulanativeA; CaucasusnativeA; ChinanativeA; Eastern Asia (JapannativeA, KoreanativeA, Nansei-shoto (Nansei-shotonativeA), Taiwan (TaiwannativeA)); Middle AsianativeA; Mongolia (Mongolia (MongolianativeA)); Russian Far EastnativeA; SiberianativeA; Western AsianativeA, Asia-Tropical Indian Subcontinent (Assam (AssamnativeA), Bangladesh (BangladeshnativeA), East Himalaya (Arunachal PradeshnativeA, BhutannativeA), IndianativeA, Maldives (MaldivesnativeA), Nepal (NepalnativeA), Pakistan (PakistannativeA), Sri Lanka (Sri LankanativeA), West Himalayanative); Indo-China (Andaman Is. (Andaman Is.nativeA), Cambodia (CambodianativeA), Laos (LaosnativeA), Myanmar (MyanmarnativeA), Thailand (ThailandnativeA), Vietnam (VietnamnativeA)); Malesia (BorneonativeA, Jawa (JawanativeA), Lesser Sunda Is. (Lesser Sunda Is.nativeA), Malaya (Peninsular MalaysianativeA), Maluku (MalukunativeA), Philippines (PhilippinesnativeA), Sulawesi (SulawesinativeA), Sumatera (SumateranativeA)); PapuasianativeA, Australasia Australia (New South WalesnativeA, Northern Territory (Northern TerritorynativeA), Queensland (QueenslandnativeA), South Australia (South AustralianativeA), Tasmania (TasmanianativeA), Victoria (VictorianativeA), Western Australia (Western AustralianativeA)); New Zealand (New Zealand North (New Zealand Northintroduced: naturalizedA), New Zealand South (New Zealand Southintroduced: naturalizedA)), Europe nativeA, Northern America nativeA, Pacific North-Central Pacific (Hawaii (Hawaiian Is.nativeA)); Northwestern Pacific (MarianasnativeA); Southwestern Pacific (New Caledonia (New CaledonianativeA)), Southern America Caribbean (Cuba (CubanativeA), Dominican Republic (Dominican RepublicnativeA), Haiti (HaitinativeA), Jamaica (JamaicanativeA), Puerto Rico (Puerto RiconativeA), Turks-Caicos Is. (Turks-Caicos Is.nativeA)); Central America (Belize (BelizenativeA), El Salvador (El SalvadornativeA), Guatemala (GuatemalanativeA), Honduras (HondurasnativeA), Nicaragua (NicaraguanativeA))

Description

Corvus is an exceptional songbird genus in that it contains members (i.e.C. brachyrhynchos, C. ossifragus) that exhibit three rows of subalular coverts instead of the usual oscininen umber of two. The extra row consistso f three or four plumes lying between the mediansa nd marginalsa ssociatedw ith primaries 6, 7, 8, and 9. By definition of George & Casler (1972) these are "lessers," but whether they are homologous with the lessers of more primitive birds is most uncertain.B

Brood parasite

Ectoparasite

Philopterus corvi (Linnaeus, 1758)F Philopterus leptomelas (Nitzsch, 1866)F Philopterus albidus (Piaget, 1880)F Philopterus atratus Nitzsch, 1818F,G Philopterus clayae R.D. Price & Hellenthal, 1998F Philopterus lahorensis Ansari, 1955F Philopterus ocellatus (Scopoli, 1763)F Philopterus dalgleishi R.D. Price & Hellenthal, 1998F Philopterus craigi R.D. Price & Hellenthal, 1998F Philopterus extraneus (Piaget, 1885)F Philopterus palmai R.D. Price & Hellenthal, 1998F Philopterus osborni R.L. Edwards, 1952F Myrsidea anaspila (Nitzsch, 1866)H Colpocephalum fregili Denny, 1842H Myrsidea bakttitar (Ansari, 1951)H Myrsidea isostoma (Nitzsch, 1866)H Myrsidea trithorax (Piaget, 1885)I Menacanthus gonophaeus (Burmeister, 1838)I Brueelia afzali Ansari, 1957J Brueelia argula (Burmeister, 1838)K

Bibliography

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F. Price & Hellenthal, Taxonomy of Philopterus (Phthiraptera: Philopteridae) from the Corvidae (Passeriformes), with descriptions of nine new species. in Annals of the Entomological Society of America 91 (6) [78]
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J. Emerson, K.C., Checklist of the Mallophaga of North America (North of Mexico). Part IV Bird host list. 1972: 25 [8191]
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