Patterns of Haemoproteus beckeri parasitism in the gray catbird (Dumatella carolinensis) during the breeding season.

@article{Garvin2003PatternsOH,
  title={Patterns of Haemoproteus beckeri parasitism in the gray catbird (Dumatella carolinensis) during the breeding season.},
  author={Mary C Garvin and Jesse P Basbaum and Rebecca M. Ducore and Kristen E Bell},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 3},
  pages={582-7}
}
We determined the prevalence and intensity of blood parasites in breeding gray catbirds (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 detectable infections of Haemoproteus beckeri. Overall prevalence of H. beckeri in this population is high relative to that reported in earlier blood parasite surveys of both breeding and migrant catbirds. Mean intensity of H. beckeri infection did… CONTINUE READING

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