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Model of habitat utilization by synanthropic avian predators: common ravens (Corvus corax), American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos), and black-billed magpies (Pica hudsonia). The former two species show increasing nation-wide population trends, and common ravens in the Mojave desert have been shown to have detrimental effects on threatened desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) populations. Power lines are used by common ravens and other raptors for nesting and as hunting perches. Linear features such as railroads, primary and secondary roads, and irrigation channels often serve as travel routes for these predators, and expand their movements into previously unused regions. Numbers of synanthropic avian predators increase...
Three datasets are included: 1) survival of domesticated canaries and American crows following sub-cutaneous challenges ranging from 101 – 105 plaque forming units of West Nile virus. 2) Arbitrary units of WNV detected by RT-PCR or plaque forming units of WNV cultured in vero cells in 4 separate studies. Culture results are indicated for each day post WNV challenge. 3) Weight (mass) changes in grams in canaries and crows each day following WNV challenge. Day 0 (inoculation) set to 0 gms, then each subsequent day is change in gms from previous day.

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