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Bird Species Infested by Species of Bird Blow Flies

Blackbirds
Brewer's - Euphagus cyanocephalus - asiovora, braueri, interrupta, metallica, seminuda, sialia
red-winged - Agelaius phoeniceus - fallisi, interrupta, metallica, shannoni
yellow-headed - xanthocephalus xanthocephalus - braueri, hirundo, interrupta, *metallica (W)
Bluebirds
eastern - Sialia sialis - *braueri (W), *deceptor (W), hirundo, shannoni, sialia
mountain - Sialia currucoides - sialia
western - Sialia mexicana - braueri, *parorum (Loye), shannoni, *seminuda (Fair), sialia
Buntings
indigo - Passerina cyanea - metallica
lazuli - Passerina amoena - metallica
snow - Plectrophenax nivalis - tundrae
Bushtit
Psaltriparus minimus - hesperioides
Cardinal
northern - Cardinalis cardinalis - deceptor, metallica
Catbird
gray - Dumetella carolinenis - avium, metallica, shannoni
Chat
yellow-breasted - Icteria virens - metallica
Chickadees
black-capped - Parus atricapillus -*braueri (W), *deceptor (W), parorum, shannoni
Carolina - Parus carolinensis - *bennetti (W), deceptor
chestnut-backed - Parus rufescens - parorum
mountain - Parus gambeli - braueri, parorum, sialia
Cowbird
brown-headed - Molothrus ater - deceptor, shannoni
Creeper
brown - Certhia americana - parorum
Crow
American - Corvus brachyrhynchos - asiovora, avium, deceptor, sialia
Cuckoo
black-billed - Coccyzus erythropthalmus - metallica
Dipper
American - Cinclus mexicanus - aenea, *braueri (Halsted)
Dove
mourning - Zenaida macroura - asiovora, cuprina, *metallica (W)
Eagles
bald - Haliaeetus leucocephalus - avium
golden - Aquila chrysaetos - asiovora, braueri
Falcons
gyrfalcon - Falco rusticolus - avium
peregrine - Falco peregrinus - avium
prairie - Falco mexicanus - (possible) asiovora
Finches
Cassin's - Carpodacus cassinii - hesperia
house - Carpodacus mexicanus - asiovora, braueri, cuprina, hesperia, hesperioides, *interrupta (W)
Flickers
Northern (common) Colaptes auratus
   
northern red shafted - Colaptes auratus cafer - lata
   
northern yellow shafted - C. auratus auratus - sialia
Flycatchers
alder - Empidonax alnorum - bicolor, braueri, metallica
*acadian - Empidonax virescens -  *deceptor (Revels)
ash-throated - Myiarchus cinerascens - *parorum (Dahlsten), sialia
dusky - Empidonax oberholseri - cuprina, hesperioides
great-crested - Myiarchus crinitus - braueri, deceptor, sialia
western - Empidonax difficilis - cuprina, hesperioides
willow - Empidonax traillii - cuprina
Goldfinches
American - Carduelis tristis - bicolor, braueri, cuprina, metallica, shannoni
unidentified - hesperioides
Grackle
common - Quiscalus quiscula - braueri, deceptor, fallisi, hirundo, metallica, shannoni, sialia
Grosbeaks
blackheaded - Pheucticus melanocephalus - braueri
blue - Guiraca caerulea - metallica
pine - Pinicola enucleator - halli, *hesperia (W)
Hawks
broad-winged - Buteo platypterus - avium
Cooper's - Accipiter cooperii - asiovora, avium
ferruginous - Buteo regalis - asiovora
northern goshawk - Accipiter gentilis - avium, lata, asiovora
northern harrier - Circus cyaneus - avium
red-shouldered - Buteo lineatus - avium
red-tailed - Buteo jamaicensis - avium, lata, asiovora
Swainson's - Buteo swainsoni - asiovora, avium
Jays
blue - Cyanocitta cristata - shannoni
gray - Perisoreus canadensis - hesperia, shannoni
Pinyon - Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus - asiovora
*Stellar's - Cyanocitta stelleri  - *asiovora (W)
Juncos
dark-eyed - Junco hyemalis - *spatulata (Matsuoka)
oregon - J. hyemalis oreganus - braueri, parorum
slate colored - J. hyemalis hyemalis - metallica
unidentified - braueri, shannoni
Kestrel
American - Falco sparvarius - asiovora, lata, sialia
Kingbirds
eastern - Tyrannus tyrannus - bicolor, cuprina, metallica, shannoni, sialia
western - Tyrannus verticalis - braueri, cuprina, sialia
Lark
horned - Eremophila alpestris -  braueri, seminuda, spatulata
Magpie
black-billed - Pica pica - asiovora, braueri
Martin
Purple - Progne subis - hirundo NSP (W), sialia
Meadowlarks
Eastern - Sturnella magna - braueri
Western - Sturnella neglecta - braueri
Mockingbird
Northern - Mimus polyglottos - deceptor, *metallica (W), *sialia (W)
Nuthatches
brown-headed - Sitta pusilla - possible sialia
pygmy - Sitta pygmaea - *parorum (Dahlsten)
red-breasted - Sitta canadensis - parorum, *sialia (Dahlsten)
white-breasted - Sitta carolinensis - sialia
Osprey
Pandion haliaetus - avium
Ovenbird
Seiurus aurocapillus - braueri
Owls
eastern-screech - Otus asio - sialia
flamulated - Otus flammeolus - sialia
great-horned - Bubo virginianus - asiovora, avium, sialia
long-eared - Asio otus - asiovora
western-screech - Otus kennicottii - sialia
Pewee
western-wood - Contopus sordidulus - cuprina
Phoebes
black - Sayornis nigricans - halli
eastern - Sayornis phoebe - aenea, deceptor, hirundo, sialia
Say's - Sayronis saya - aenea, halli, sialia
Pipit
water - Anthus spinoletta - spatulata
Raven
common - Corvus corax - asiovora, sialia
Redstart
American - Setophaga ruticilla - bicolor, spenceri
Robin
American - Turdus migratorius - aenea, asiovora, avium, braueri,
cuprina, hesperia, metallica shannoni, sialia
Shrike
loggerhead - Lanius ludovicianus - asiovora, braueri
Siskin
pine - Carduelis pinus - braueri
Solitaire
Townsend's - Myadestes townsendi - braueri
Sparrows
American tree - Spizella arborea -  braueri
*Bachman's - Aimophila aestivalis - deceptor (Revels)
*Brewer's - Spizella breweri - braueri (Howe)
chipping - Spizella passerina - braueri, brunneisquama, hesperia, metallica
field - Spizella pusilla - metallica
fox - Passerella iliaca - metallica, interrupta
grasshopper - Ammodramus savannarum - metallica
house - Passer domesticus - braueri, chrysorrhoea, *hirundo NSP (W), sialia
savannah - Passerculus sandwichensis - braueri, metallica, *spatulata (Fair & Miller)
song - Melospiza melodia - braueri, interrupta, metallica, shannoni, sialia swamp - Melospiza georgiana - fallisi, metallica
unidentified - braueri, metallica
vesper - Pooecetes gramineus - braueri, metallica
white-crowned - Zonotrichia leucophrys - braueri, *metallica (W), *spatulata (Fair& Miller)
white-throated - Zonotrichia albicollis - fallisi, metallica, shannoni, spatulata
Starling
European - Sturnus vulgaris - asiovora, *bennetti (W), braueri, hirundo, sialia, bicolor
Swallows
bank - Riparia riparia - braueri, chrysorrhoea, hirundo, metallica, sialia
barn - Hirundo rustica - aenea, asiovora, braueri, chrysorrhoea, cuprina, *deceptor (W), halli, hesperia, *hirundo NSP (W), hirundo, parorum, seminuda, sialia
      
cliff - Hirundo pyrrhonota - asiovora, braueri, chrysorrhoea, hirundo, sialia
northern rough-winged - Stelgidopteryx serripennis - metallica, sialia
tree - Tachycineta bicolor - *bennetti (W), bicolor, braueri, hirundo, *hirundo NSP (W), lata, metallica, parorum, shannoni, sialia
   
unidentified - asiovora, avium, beameri, halli, hesperia
violet-green - Tachycineta thalassina - braueri, chrysorrhoea, hirundo, *hirundo NSP (W), sialia
Tanager
scarlet - Piranga olivacea - metallica
Thrashers
brown - Toxostoma rufum - metallica, shannoni
*sage - Oreoscoptes montanus - braueri (Howe)
Thrushes
hermit - Catharus guttatus - shannoni
Swainson's - Catharus ustulatus - braueri, *hesperia (Matsuoka), *shannoni (Matsuoka)
varied - Ixoreus nacvius - *hesperia (Matsuoka)
wood - Hylocichla mustelina - bicolor, deceptor, shannoni
Titmice
*oak - Baeolophus inornatus - parorum (Dahlsten), sialia (Dahlsten)
*tufted - Parus bicolor - *deceptor (W)
Towhees
Brown - Pipilo fuscus - lata
Rufous-sided - Pipilo erythrophthalmus - metallica
Vireos
Plumbeous - Plumbeous plumbeous - *cuprina (W)
Red-eyed - Vireo olivaceus - bicolor
solitary - Vireo solitarius - bicolor
warbling - Vireo gilvus - spenceri
*yellow-throated - Vireo flavifrons - braueri (Revels)
Warblers
*blackpoll - Dendroica striata - spenceri (Matsuoka)
black-throated blue - Dendroica caerulescens - bicolor
black & white - Mniotilta varia - braueri
Canada - Wilsonia canadensis - braueri
chestnut-sided - Dendroica pensylvanica - bicolor
*hooded - Wilsonia citrina - deceptor
*Kentucky - Oporonis formosus - braueri (Revels)
*McGillivray's - Oporonis tolmiei - metallica (Matsuoka)
Nashville - Vermivora ruficapilla - metallica
*orange-crowned - Vermivora celata - braueri (Matsuoka)
prairie - Dendroica discolor - deceptor
prothonotary - Protonotaria citrea - deceptor (W)
*Townsend - Dendroica townsendi - braueri (Matsuoka), shannoni (Matsuoka), spenceri (Matsuoka)
Wilson's - Wilsonia pusilla - braueri
worm-eating - Helmitheros vermivorus - deceptor
yellow - Dendroica petechia - bicolor, braueri, cuprina, hesperioides, metallica, spenceri
yellow-rumped - Dedroica coronata - bicolor, braueri, cuprina, *metallica (Matsuoka), shannoni, *spenceri (Matsuoka), *spatulata (Matsuoka)
Waterthrushes
Louisiana - Seiurus motacilla - aenea
northern - Seiurus noveboracensis - metallica
Waxwing
cedar - Bombycilla cedrorum - *braueri (W), shannoni
Woodpecker
downy - Picoides pubescens - fallisi, siallia
Wrens
Bewick's - Thryomanes bewickii - parorum
Carolina - Thryothorus ludovicianus - deceptor
house - Troglodytes aedon - aenea, *bennetti (W), braueri, deceptor, parorum, shannoni, sialia
marsh - Cistothorus palustris - braueri, interrupta
unidentified - metallica
Yellowthroat
Common - Geothlypis trichas - fallisi, metallica
* New host or new host-parasite associations determined since host list was published in Sabrosky, et al., 1989.  All ID's confirmed by Whitworth unless indicated otherwise.  Species followed by (W) were found in the current study.  Other host parasite associations were taken from other studies including Don Dahlsten, Univ. of California, Berkely, unpub; Fair & Miller, 1995; Jeanne Fair, Los Alamos, NM, unpub; Halstead, 1988; Revels, 1996 (confirmed by C.W. Sabrosky); Matsuoka, 1997; Howe, 1992 (species confirmed by G.F. Bennett)
 
     
   
 
     

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