Quiscalus quiscula

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Synonyms for Quiscalus quiscula

eastern United States grackle

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Mitochondrial DNA variation, population structure, and evolution of the common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula).
Reservoir competence values expressed as the duration and magnitude of infectious-level viremia were evaluated for 25 bird species and shown to be highest for passerine birds, including the blue jay, common grackle, house finch, American crow, house sparrow, and American robin (29).
4) Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1 1 1 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 7 1 1 Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1 0 0 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 2 1 1 Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 1 1 1 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1 0 0 Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 3 3 2 House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) 2 0 0 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 6 5 3 Total all species 193 156 (80.
Avian predators observed in or near shelterbelts included Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperi), prairie falcon (Falco mexicanus), great-horned owl (Bubo virginianus), long-eared owl (Asio otus), common grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), loggerhead shrike, blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) and American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos).
West Nile virus-species infection rates among 248 culture-positive dead birds collected in Harris County, Texas, January 2003-March 2004 Common name Scientific name Total tested Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata 376 American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 23 Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus 14 House Sparrow Passer domesticus 119 Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottus 99 Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 278 Rock Dove Columba livia 48 Inca Dove Columbina inca 38 Great-crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus 1 Carolina Chickadee Parus carolinensis 3 Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor 2 Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula 84 Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius 3 American Goldfinch Carduelis tristis 1 Common name No.
The five most competent species were passerines: Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata), Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula), House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus), American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos), and House Sparrow (Passer domesticus).
The first positive "other" species included House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Ovenbird, Catbird, Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Ruffed Grouse, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, European Starling, Wood Thrush, Common Grackle, Ring-billed Gull, Greater Blackbacked Gull, Mute Swan, Great Horned Owl, Cooper's Hawk, American Kestrel, and Red-tailed Hawk.
virus Common name tested positive tested positive American Crow 907 67 780 23 Fish Crow 31 55 14 29 Blue Jay 191 40 309 23 Cooper's Hawk 11 27 19 32 Sharp-shinned Hawk <10 NA(b) 14 36 American Robin 11 9 59 22 House Sparrow 107 8 20 40 European Starling 15 7 <10 NA Common Grackle 27 7 26 19 Gray Catbird <10 NA 16 25 Ovenbird <10 NA 12 75 Common Yellow Throat 19 0 <10 NA Mallard <10 NA 12 0 Ring-billed Gull <10 NA 66 32 Great Blue Heron <10 NA 28 7 Rock Dove 16 0 25 28 Mourning Dove <10 NA 77 19 Ring-necked Pheasant <10 NA 15 27 Chicken <10 NA 10 30 Ruffed Grouse <10 NA 130 21 Great Horned Owl <10 NA 15 20 Total(c) 1,502 51 1,901 23 (a) Season defined as May 15, 2000, through October 31, 2000.
These included 45 American Crows, 5 Blue Jays, 2 Snowy Owls, and 1 each of the following species: American Kestrel, Canada Goose, Common Grackle, Fish Crow, Greater Black-backed Gull, Mourning Dove, Northern Mockingbird, and sparrow.
No HI or IgM positives were found in Myrtle Warblers, Red-Winged Blackbirds, Common Grackles, and Savanah Sparrows.
Common species found in both seasons were Red-winged Blackbirds (scientific names are in Table 1), Song Sparrows, Common Grackles, and Northern Cardinals.
American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) and common grackles (Quiscalus quiscala) both transferred Se concentrations of 6-7 [micro]g/g to their eggs, but neither of these studies measured female Se concentrations or rigorously addressed the effects of transfer on reproduction and development (Bryan et al.
corvids, common grackles, house finches, and house sparrows) develop high-titer WNV viremia, making them highly infectious to feeding mosquitoes.
In 1989, a federal court in Illinois found Henry Van Fossan guilty of poisoning two mourning doves and two common grackles with strychnine.