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Dec 26 2011

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PATTERNS OF HaeMOPROTEUS BECKERI PARASITISM IN THEGRAY CATBIRD (DUMATELLA CAROLINENSIS) DURING THEBREEDING SEASON

Grey Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) Science Article 4

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We determined the prevalence and intensity of blood parasites in breeding graycatbirds (Dumatella carolinensis) at Killbuck Wildlife Area in Wayne and Holmes Counties, Ohio(USA) from June through August 2000. Of 98 catbirds sampled, 40 (40.8%) had detectableinfections of Haemoproteus beckeri. Overall prevalence of H. beckeri in this population is highrelative to that reported in earlier blood parasite surveys of both breeding and migrant catbirds.

Mary C. Garvin et al., Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 39(3), 2003, pp. 582-587

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