falconiformes

Summary

Summary: An order of diurnal BIRDS of prey, including EAGLES; HAWKS; buzzards; vultures; and falcons.

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  1. Cardoso M, Hyatt A, Selleck P, Lowther S, Prakash V, Pain D, et al. Phylogenetic analysis of the DNA polymerase gene of a novel alphaherpesvirus isolated from an Indian Gyps vulture. Virus Genes. 2005;30:371-81 pubmed
    ..A herpesvirus specific to vultures may pose a threat to the management of captive breeding programs being established to assist the survival of wild populations of Gyps vultures...
  2. Outlaw D, Ricklefs R. On the phylogenetic relationships of haemosporidian parasites from raptorial birds (Falconiformes and Strigiformes). J Parasitol. 2009;95:1171-6 pubmed publisher
    ..We believe the latter 2 explanations are unlikely because these divergent cyt b lineages form a single clade and were also recovered with several additional genomic markers...
  3. Hernandez M, Margalida A. Pesticide abuse in Europe: effects on the Cinereous vulture (Aegypius monachus) population in Spain. Ecotoxicology. 2008;17:264-72 pubmed publisher
  4. Shepard E, Lambertucci S, Vallmitjana D, Wilson R. Energy beyond food: foraging theory informs time spent in thermals by a large soaring bird. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e27375 pubmed publisher
  5. Komnenou A, Georgopoulou I, Savvas I, Dessiris A. A retrospective study of presentation, treatment, and outcome of free-ranging raptors in Greece (1997-2000). J Zoo Wildl Med. 2005;36:222-8 pubmed
    ..Representatives of 19 species were admitted from taxonomic orders Accipitriformes (n = 295), Falconiformes (n = 35), and Strigiformes (n = 72). Traumatic injuries (n = 305, 75...
  6. Santoro M, Tripepi M, Kinsella J, Panebianco A, Mattiucci S. Helminth infestation in birds of prey (Accipitriformes and Falconiformes) in Southern Italy. Vet J. 2010;186:119-22 pubmed publisher
    ..Neodiplostomum perlatum, Parastrigea intermedia and Strigea falconis) and a single cestode (Cladotaenia spp.)...
  7. Swan G, Cuthbert R, Quevedo M, Green R, Pain D, Bartels P, et al. Toxicity of diclofenac to Gyps vultures. Biol Lett. 2006;2:279-82 pubmed
    ..africanus, which is phylogenetically close to G. bengalensis, would be a suitable surrogate for the safety testing of alternative drugs to diclofenac...
  8. Le Gouar P, Robert A, Choisy J, Henriquet S, Lecuyer P, Tessier C, et al. Roles of survival and dispersal in reintroduction success of Griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus). Ecol Appl. 2008;18:859-72 pubmed
    ..Dispersal behavior is thus of major interest for metapopulation restoration and should be taken into account in planning reintroduction designs...
  9. Ortego J, Aparicio J, Calabuig G, Cordero P. Increase of heterozygosity in a growing population of lesser kestrels. Biol Lett. 2007;3:585-8 pubmed
    ..Several immigrants regularly arrived in the study area and introduced new alleles into the local population, pointing to immigration as the main cause contributing to the observed genetic recovery...

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  1. Meteyer C, Rideout B, Gilbert M, Shivaprasad H, Oaks J. Pathology and proposed pathophysiology of diclofenac poisoning in free-living and experimentally exposed oriental white-backed vultures (Gyps bengalensis). J Wildl Dis. 2005;41:707-16 pubmed
    ..Resulting ischemic necrosis of the cortical proximal convoluted tubules would be consistent with our histologic findings in these OWBVs...
  2. Cuthbert R, Parry Jones J, Green R, Pain D. NSAIDs and scavenging birds: potential impacts beyond Asia's critically endangered vultures. Biol Lett. 2007;3:90-3 pubmed
    ..The relative safety of meloxicam supports other studies indicating the suitability of this NSAID to replace diclofenac in Asia...
  3. Nanda I, Karl E, Volobouev V, Griffin D, Schartl M, Schmid M. Extensive gross genomic rearrangements between chicken and Old World vultures (Falconiformes: Accipitridae). Cytogenet Genome Res. 2006;112:286-95 pubmed
    ..Intriguingly, most accipitrids which include hawks, eagles, kites, and Old World vultures (Falconiformes) show a sharp contrast to this basic avian karyotype...
  4. Ewing S, Nager R, Nicoll M, Aumjaud A, Jones C, Keller L. Inbreeding and loss of genetic variation in a reintroduced population of Mauritius Kestrel. Conserv Biol. 2008;22:395-404 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest that schemes to monitor genetic variation after reintroduction should be an integral component of endangered species recovery programs...
  5. Jackson A, Ruxton G, Houston D. The effect of social facilitation on foraging success in vultures: a modelling study. Biol Lett. 2008;4:311-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Management strategies should closely study this foraging system in order to maintain effective foraging densities...
  6. Gunnarsson G, Jourdain E, Waldenstrom J, Helander B, Lindberg P, Elmberg J, et al. Zero prevalence of influenza A virus in two raptor species by standard screening. Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2010;10:387-90 pubmed publisher
    ..Neither high- nor low-pathogenic influenza infections were found in our sample, but this does not rule out that the former may have major impact on rare raptors and their food webs...
  7. Gangoso L, Alvarez Lloret P, Rodríguez Navarro A, Mateo R, Hiraldo F, Donázar J. Long-term effects of lead poisoning on bone mineralization in vultures exposed to ammunition sources. Environ Pollut. 2009;157:569-74 pubmed publisher
    ..These results demonstrate the existence of long-term effects of lead poisoning, which may be of importance in the declines of threatened populations of long-lived species exposed to this contaminant...
  8. Naidoo V, Wolter K, Cromarty D, Diekmann M, Duncan N, Meharg A, et al. Toxicity of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to Gyps vultures: a new threat from ketoprofen. Biol Lett. 2010;6:339-41 pubmed publisher
    ..The only alternative to diclofenac that should be promoted as safe for vultures is the NSAID meloxicam...
  9. Nathan R, Spiegel O, Fortmann Roe S, Harel R, Wikelski M, Getz W. Using tri-axial acceleration data to identify behavioral modes of free-ranging animals: general concepts and tools illustrated for griffon vultures. J Exp Biol. 2012;215:986-96 pubmed publisher
  10. Johnson J, Burnham K, Burnham W, Mindell D. Genetic structure among continental and island populations of gyrfalcons. Mol Ecol. 2007;16:3145-60 pubmed
    ..Additional sampling of gyrfalcons from Fennoscandia and Russia throughout Siberia is necessary to test putative gene flow between Norway and Alaska and Canada as suggested by this study...
  11. Green R, Taggart M, Senacha K, Raghavan B, Pain D, Jhala Y, et al. Rate of decline of the Oriental white-backed vulture population in India estimated from a survey of diclofenac residues in carcasses of ungulates. PLoS ONE. 2007;2:e686 pubmed
    ..In this way, the effectiveness of the recent ban in India on the manufacture and importation of diclofenac for veterinary use could be monitored...
  12. Schrenzel M, Snook E, Gagneux P. Molecular assays for detection of falcon adenovirus. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2007;19:479-85 pubmed
    ..Together with established serologic tests for falcon adenovirus, these molecular assays are valuable tools for management and conservation of falcons in captivity and the wild...
  13. Dimitrova Z, Gibson D. Some species of Centrorhynchus Lühe, 1911 (Acanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) from the collection of the Natural History Museum, London. Syst Parasitol. 2005;62:117-34 pubmed
    ..milvus Ward, 1956 from Milvus migrans (Boddaert) in India. The species are described and figured on the basis of this material...
  14. Khan O, Shuaib M, Rhman S, Ismail M, Hammad Y, Baky M, et al. Isolation and identification of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus from Houbara bustards (Chlamydotis undulata macqueenii) and contact falcons. Avian Pathol. 2009;38:35-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This case emphasizes the need for surveillance of this endangered species in its natural habitat...
  15. Gailbreath K, Oaks J. Herpesviral inclusion body disease in owls and falcons is caused by the pigeon herpesvirus (columbid herpesvirus 1). J Wildl Dis. 2008;44:427-33 pubmed
    ..Sequences from all three sources were almost identical, and we therefore propose that the usual agent of inclusion body hepatitis in owls and falcons is columbid herpesvirus 1...
  16. Kohls A, Hafez H, Harder T, Jansen A, Lierz P, Lüschow D, et al. Avian influenza virus risk assessment in falconry. Virol J. 2011;8:187 pubmed publisher
    ..Both (hunting birds and prey birds) seem to be highly susceptible to some AIV strains, especially H5N1. We therefore conducted a field study to investigate AIV infections in falconers, their falconry birds as well as prey birds...
  17. Oro D, Margalida A, Carrete M, Heredia R, Donázar J. Testing the goodness of supplementary feeding to enhance population viability in an endangered vulture. PLoS ONE. 2008;3:e4084 pubmed publisher
  18. Nishida C, Ishijima J, Kosaka A, Tanabe H, Habermann F, Griffin D, et al. Characterization of chromosome structures of Falconinae (Falconidae, Falconiformes, Aves) by chromosome painting and delineation of chromosome rearrangements during their differentiation. Chromosome Res. 2008;16:171-81 pubmed publisher
    ..The Falconinae of the Falconiformes has a different karyotype from the typical avian karyotype in low chromosome numbers, little size difference ..
  19. Molina Lopez R, Casal J, Darwich L. Causes of morbidity in wild raptor populations admitted at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in Spain from 1995-2007: a long term retrospective study. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e24603 pubmed publisher
    ..On the other hand, data referenced to the overall wild population could provide a more accurate assessment of the potential impact of the morbidity/mortality causes in populations of wild birds...
  20. Ogada D, Keesing F, Virani M. Dropping dead: causes and consequences of vulture population declines worldwide. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2012;1249:57-71 pubmed publisher
    ..In other regions with successful vulture conservation programs, a common theme is a huge investment of financial resources and highly skilled personnel, as well as political will and community support...
  21. Pain D, Carter I, Sainsbury A, Shore R, Eden P, Taggart M, et al. Lead contamination and associated disease in captive and reintroduced red kites Milvus milvus in England. Sci Total Environ. 2007;376:116-27 pubmed
    ..We make recommendations to reduce Pb poisoning in both captive and wild red kites and other scavenging species...
  22. Qin X, Guan Q, Shi J, Hou L, Qin P. Complete mitochondrial genome of the Spilornis cheela (Falconiformes, Accipitridae): comparison of S. cheela and Spizaetus alboniger. Mitochondrial DNA. 2013;24:255-6 pubmed publisher
    Here, we sequenced the complete mitochondrial genome of Spilornis cheela (Falconiformes, Accipitridae), which is considered as endemic raptor species and listed in the second category of National Key Protected Wild Animals in China...
  23. Börger L, Franconi N, De Michele G, Gantz A, Meschi F, Manica A, et al. Effects of sampling regime on the mean and variance of home range size estimates. J Anim Ecol. 2006;75:1393-405 pubmed
    ..Statistical results are reliable only if the whole sampling regime is standardized. We derive practical guidelines for field studies and data analysis...
  24. Naidoo V, Wolter K, Cuthbert R, Duncan N. Veterinary diclofenac threatens Africa's endangered vulture species. Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2009;53:205-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Diclofenac is almost certainly toxic to all Gyps vultures species and strong efforts must be taken to ensure that veterinary diclofenac products are not licensed or introduced to the African continent...
  25. Finkelstein M, George D, Scherbinski S, Gwiazda R, Johnson M, Burnett J, et al. Feather lead concentrations and (207)Pb/(206)Pb ratios reveal lead exposure history of California Condors (Gymnogyps californianus). Environ Sci Technol. 2010;44:2639-47 pubmed publisher
  26. Hernandez M, Margalida A. Assessing the risk of lead exposure for the conservation of the endangered Pyrenean bearded vulture (Gypaetus barbatus) population. Environ Res. 2009;109:837-42 pubmed publisher
  27. Mutafchiev Y, Santoro M, Georgiev B. Parachordatortilis n. g. (Nematoda: Spirurida: Acuariidae), with a redescription of P. mathevossianae (Petrov & Chertkova, 1950) n. comb., a parasite of Falco tinnunculus L. (Aves: Falconiformes). Syst Parasitol. 2010;76:191-7 pubmed publisher
    ..P. mathevossianae is redescribed on the basis of light and scanning electron microscopical observations of specimens collected from a common kestrel Falco tinnunculus L. in southern Italy...
  28. Umapathy G, Sontakke S, Reddy A, Ahmed S, Shivaji S. Semen characteristics of the captive Indian white-backed vulture (Gyps bengalensis). Biol Reprod. 2005;73:1039-45 pubmed
  29. Phalen D, Holz P, Rasmussen L, Bayley C. Fatal columbid herpesvirus-1 infections in three species of Australian birds of prey. Aust Vet J. 2011;89:193-6 pubmed publisher
    ..These findings increase the number of known species of birds of prey that are susceptible to CoHV-1 infection and indicate that rock pigeons (Columbia livia) should not be included in the diet of captive Australian birds of prey...
  30. Akos Z, Nagy M, Vicsek T. Comparing bird and human soaring strategies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008;105:4139-43 pubmed publisher
    ..In particular, falcons seem to reproduce the MacCready formula widely used by gliders to calculate the best slope to take before an upcoming thermal...
  31. Harris M, Sleeman J. Morbidity and mortality of bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) and peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) admitted to the Wildlife Center of Virginia, 1993-2003. J Zoo Wildl Med. 2007;38:62-6 pubmed
    ..Postrelease monitoring that would determine whether rehabilitated animals survived to contribute to threatened populations was not performed in this study...
  32. Taggart M, Senacha K, Green R, Jhala Y, Raghavan B, Rahmani A, et al. Diclofenac residues in carcasses of domestic ungulates available to vultures in India. Environ Int. 2007;33:759-65 pubmed
    ..However, if Gyps vultures are to be protected, potentially substantial existing stocks now need to be quickly and effectively removed from the Indian veterinary market...
  33. Phipps W, Willis S, Wolter K, Naidoo V. Foraging ranges of immature African white-backed vultures (Gyps africanus) and their use of protected areas in southern Africa. PLoS ONE. 2013;8:e52813 pubmed publisher
    ..The standard approach of designating protected areas to conserve species is unlikely to ensure the protection of such wide-ranging species against threats in the wider landscape...
  34. Garcia Fernandez A, Martinez Lopez E, Romero D, Maria Mojica P, Godino A, Jimenez P. High levels of blood lead in griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) from Cazorla Natural Park (southern Spain). Environ Toxicol. 2005;20:459-63 pubmed
  35. Cuthbert R, Taggart M, Prakash V, Saini M, Swarup D, Upreti S, et al. Effectiveness of action in India to reduce exposure of Gyps vultures to the toxic veterinary drug diclofenac. PLoS ONE. 2011;6:e19069 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence, further efforts to remove diclofenac from vulture food are still needed if the future recovery or successful reintroduction of vultures is to be feasible...
  36. Margalida A, Colomer M. Modelling the effects of sanitary policies on European vulture conservation. Sci Rep. 2012;2:753 pubmed publisher
    ..This study extends our understanding of vulture ecosystem services, which have social and economic implications...
  37. Nam D, Lee D. Abnormal lead exposure in globally threatened Cinereous vultures (Aegypius monachus) wintering in South Korea. Ecotoxicology. 2009;18:225-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results suggest that most of the dead Cinereous vultures may be suffering from abnormally high lead exposure, indicating a potentially important cause of mortality in this endangered species...
  38. Lierz M, Hafez H, Klopfleisch R, Lüschow D, Prusas C, Teifke J, et al. Protection and virus shedding of falcons vaccinated against highly pathogenic avian influenza A virus (H5N1). Emerg Infect Dis. 2007;13:1667-74 pubmed publisher
    ..Vaccination could protect these valuable birds and, through reduced virus shedding, reduce risk for transmission to other avian species and humans...
  39. Sustaita D. Musculoskeletal underpinnings to differences in killing behavior between North American accipiters (Falconiformes: Accipitridae) and falcons (Falconidae). J Morphol. 2008;269:283-301 pubmed
    ..Thus, this study elucidates how differences in jaw and hindlimb musculoskeletal morphology of accipiters and falcons are reflected in differences in their killing modes, and through differences in their force-generating capacities...
  40. Brown J, van Coeverden de Groot P, Birt T, Seutin G, Boag P, Friesen V. Appraisal of the consequences of the DDT-induced bottleneck on the level and geographic distribution of neutral genetic variation in Canadian peregrine falcons, Falco peregrinus. Mol Ecol. 2007;16:327-43 pubmed
    ..These results are rationalized by the promptness of the recovery and the possible introduction of new genetic material...
  41. Carrete M, Donázar J, Margalida A, Bertran J. Linking ecology, behaviour and conservation: does habitat saturation change the mating system of bearded vultures?. Biol Lett. 2006;2:624-7 pubmed
    ..This unusual mating behaviour is thus compromising the conservation effort directed to this endangered species; management to encourage floaters to settle in other suitable but unoccupied areas may be beneficial...
  42. Montijano M, Lopez I, Eiguren A, Samour J. Cystadenocarcinoma and leiomyoma in a peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus brookei). Vet Rec. 2008;162:859-61 pubmed
  43. Deines A, Peterson E, Boeckner D, Boyle J, Keighley A, Kogut J, et al. Robust population management under uncertainty for structured population models. Ecol Appl. 2007;17:2175-83 pubmed
  44. Martin J, Kitchens W, Hines J. Natal location influences movement and survival of a spatially structured population of snail kites. Oecologia. 2007;153:291-301 pubmed
  45. Klaassen R, Hake M, Strandberg R, Alerstam T. Geographical and temporal flexibility in the response to crosswinds by migrating raptors. Proc Biol Sci. 2011;278:1339-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results may also explain why contrasting and variable results have been obtained in previous studies of the effect of wind on bird migration...
  46. Fuchs J, Chen S, Johnson J, Mindell D. Pliocene diversification within the South American Forest falcons (Falconidae: Micrastur). Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2011;60:398-407 pubmed publisher
    ..Hence our data allow us to formerly reject the classical Pleistocene refuge for Micrastur, Our divergence time estimates are younger that dates for the Miocene marine incursions, the riverine barrier and the Andean uplift hypotheses...
  47. Rivera Rodríguez L, Rodríguez Estrella R, Ellington J, Evans J. Quantification of low levels of organochlorine pesticides using small volumes (<or=100 microl) of plasma of wild birds through gas chromatography negative chemical ionization mass spectrometry. Environ Pollut. 2007;148:654-62 pubmed
    ..9 pg/microl for some OC pesticides. All levels in the food web in and around cultivated areas showed the presence of pesticides notwithstanding the small areas for agriculture existing in the desert of Baja California peninsula...
  48. Bertran K, Busquets N, Abad F, García de la Fuente J, Solanes D, Cordón I, et al. Highly (H5N1) and low (H7N2) pathogenic avian influenza virus infection in falcons via nasochoanal route and ingestion of experimentally infected prey. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e32107 pubmed publisher
    ..The use of avian prey species in falconry husbandry and wildlife rehabilitation facilities could put valuable birds of prey and humans at risk and, therefore, this practice should be closely monitored...
  49. Johnson J, Ambers A, Burnham K. Genetics of plumage color in the Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus): analysis of the melanocortin-1 receptor gene. J Hered. 2012;103:315-21 pubmed publisher
    ..These results provide strong support that MC1R is associated with plumage color in this species...
  50. Williams N. Spiralling out. Curr Biol. 2006;16:R68 pubmed
  51. Chakarov N, Jonker R, Boerner M, Hoffman J, Krüger O. Variation at phenological candidate genes correlates with timing of dispersal and plumage morph in a sedentary bird of prey. Mol Ecol. 2013;22:5430-40 pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings contribute towards a broader body of work on the adaptive significance of CLOCK polymorphism, while also building upon previous studies that have documented links between ADCYAP1 variability and the timing of migration. ..
  52. Alfaleh F, Alyousif M, al Shawa Y, Al Quraishy S. Caryospora cherrughi sp. n. (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) infecting Falco cherrug in Saudi Arabia. Parasitol Res. 2013;112:971-4 pubmed publisher
    ..Sporozoites are banana-shaped, blunt at one end, and slightly tapered at the other, each with a large single refractile body. C. cherrughi sp. n. is the third caryosporian species described from F. cherrug...