Cnemidocoptes

Cnemidocoptes

(nē'mi-dō-kop'tēz),
A genus of microscopic burrowing sarcoptid mites that infects fowl and caged birds; species include C. pilae in parakeets (budgerigars), C. jamaicensi in canaries, C. mutans in chickens, turkeys, pheasants; also in other gallinaceous birds, C. gallinae (depluming mite) (syn Knemidocoptes laevis var. gallinae) in chickens, geese, pheasants, pigeons. Suborder Astigmata, Order Parasitiformed, Class Arichnada; Phylum Arthropoda.

Cnemidocoptes

a genus of the family Sarcoptidae of mites. Called also Knemidocoptes.

Cnemidocoptes jamaicensis
causes scaly leg in a Jamaican wild bird.
Cnemidocoptes laevis gallinae
causes depluming itch of fowl, pheasants and geese.
Cnemidocoptes laevis laevis
causes depluming scabies in pigeons.
Cnemidocoptes mutans
causes scaly leg in fowls and turkeys.
Cnemidocoptes pilae
causes scaly leg and a crumbly, honeycomb-like mass at the cere of the budgerigar or parakeet, called scaly face.
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A new species of parasitic mite; Cnemidocoptes jamaicensis, a causative agent of scaly leg in Turdus aurantiacus.
In some cases the abnormal growth is due to an infection with a mite called Cnemidocoptes pilae.
AWARTS in birds and mammals can be caused by a virus but similar signs to those you describe can also be caused by infestation by the "scaly beak" mite, formally known as Cnemidocoptes.