A parasitological survey of Hwamei Garrulax canorus and Red-billed Leiothrix Leiothrix lutea (Passeriforms: Terimiidae).
As part of the ecological surveys of alien avian species in Japan, the internal and external parasites of Hwamei (Garrulax canorus; n=4) and Red-billed Leiothrix (Leiothrix lutea; n=4) were studied. The birds were collected in Kanagawa, Tokyo and Fukuoka Prefectures in Japan during July 1999 to November 2001. Ornithoica bistativa, Ornithomya avicularia cf. aobatoensis, Haemaphysalis flava and Centrorhynchus turdi were obtained from Hwamei, and Ornithonyssus sylviarum and Anonchotaenia sp, were obtained from the leiothrixes, respectively. All of these external parasites and the acanthocephalan species are newly recorded from these two avian species in Japan.