Preliminary report of Haemoproteus tinnunculi infection in a breeding population of American kestrels (Falco sparverius).

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A population of American kestrels breeding in southeastern Pennsylvania was examined for hematozoa. Haemoproteus tinnunculi infected 17 of 23 (74%) of the adults. Parasitemia ranged from two to 252, with a median of 32 infected erythrocytes per 10,000. Parasitemia and body weight of female kestrels were negatively correlated. This parasite was not observed… (More)

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@article{Apanius1988PreliminaryRO, title={Preliminary report of Haemoproteus tinnunculi infection in a breeding population of American kestrels (Falco sparverius).}, author={Victor Apanius and Carl Kirkpatrick}, journal={Journal of wildlife diseases}, year={1988}, volume={24 1}, pages={150-3} }